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The Limerick Women’s Network is hosting a public consultation on access to contraception in Ormston House on Monday 29 July from 11.30am to 2pm. The information and views that you share will help to inform how the recommendation on access to contraception will be implemented. All women are welcome. The Limerick Women’s Network is trans-inclusive.

Background to the public consultation on access to contraception:

The Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution recommended: “The introduction of a scheme for the provision of the most effective method of contraception, free of charge and having regard to personal circumstances, to all people who wish to avail of them within the State.”

The Working Group on Access to Contraception was set up in 2019 to decide how best to implement this recommendation. The Working Group is made up of officials from the Department of Health. Its work involves:

• Doing research and gathering evidence
• Considering legal and regulatory issues
• Consulting stakeholders like you

The Working Group is asking stakeholders and members of the public to share their views on this issue by filling in the consultation questionnaire. Everyone is welcome to take part. You can find further information and the online survey here.

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