Roll-out of free contraception next year welcomed by Mayo senator

Mayo Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the progress made by her colleague Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, on the roll-out of funding for free contraception next year.

It is his intention to introduce free contraception as part of Budget 2022.

The Castlebar-based representative stated: “This is a crucial step towards improving women’s healthcare and ensuring women have full access to reproductive healthcare.

"This was a key recommendation from the Oireachtas committee on the 8th amendment, which I was a member of, and it is a Programme for Government commitment.

“My colleagues and I have been working closely with Minister Donnelly on women’s healthcare, there is a lot we’ve done in the past year and I look forward to making further progress on women’s healthcare.”