Cheap pill for under-20s

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1 December 2003, BRUSSELS – Girls under the age of 20 will soon pay less for the contraceptive pill bought in pharmacies.

1 December 2003

BRUSSELS – Girls under the age of 20 will soon pay less for the contraceptive pill bought in pharmacies.

The move was spearheaded by Federal Health Minister Rudy Demotte, who wants to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies among young girls.

According to Demotte, a growing number of teenage girls are getting pregnant, and young girls should have easier and cheaper access to contraceptives.

From April of next year, all girls under 20 will receive a EUR 3 refund on the presentation of their health insurance card.

Minister Demotte has also agreed to pursue a project to distribute free condoms through prevention organisations, although an earlier idea of giving young people discounts on condoms was abandoned.

Subject: Belgian news

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