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Belgium to subsidise costs of contraception to teenagers

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7421.945-a (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:945
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The Belgian government is planning to provide hundreds of thousands of teenagers with monthly vouchers from 1 January next year to help pay for the costs of contraception, in a bid to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies.

    Each voucher will be worth €3 (£2.1; $3.5)–the monthly cost of the second generation pill–and will be available to about …

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