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Ukraine’s New Health Rules Spotlight Barriers to Emergency Contraception

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A customer walks out of a drugstore lit by a portable generator during a blackout in the Western Ukrainian city of Lviv following massive Russian airstrikes on January 14, 2023.
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As of April 1, Ukraine’s Ministry of Healthcare introduced electronic prescriptions as an alternative to paper ones, which have been required for all prescription medicines until now.

Authorities say the change will help track and monitor prescriptions and ensure quality care, but it has renewed concerns about medication that shouldn’t require a prescription at all – emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill, which can prevent pregnancy after contraceptive failure or unprotected sex, …read more

Source:: Human Rights Watch


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