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4/5/2011 - Welsh Policy to Allow Emergency Contraception for Girls Over 13
A new policy took effect on Friday in Wales that will allow women and girls over the age of 13 to obtain emergency contraception free of charge and without a prescription....

2/5/2010 - Pentagon Plans to Provide Emergency Contraception on US Military Bases Worldwide
The Pentagon will begin providing emergency contraception (EC) at US military base health facilities worldwide, the Department of Defense announced yesterday....

5/11/2009 - Spain to Make Emergency Contraception Available Over-the-Counter
Spain announced plans to offer emergency contraception over-the-counter today with no age restrictions....

4/21/2009 - Catholic Church Opposes British Contraceptive Program Trial
A pilot contraceptives program under development in England has already drawn criticism from the Catholic Church....

6/27/2008 - Scottish Government to Provide Free Emergency Contraception
The Scottish government announced on Thursday that all community pharmacies will provide free over-the-counter emergency contraception....

5/20/2008 - Emergency Contraception Approved for Over the Counter Sale in Canada
The Canadian National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities ruled last week that emergency contraception will be available over-the-counter in Canada....

4/25/2008 - Chilean Catholics Protest Court Ruling against Free Contraception Program
Hundreds of Chileans announced that they will leave the Catholic Church on April 29, in protest of the Vatican involvement with a court's anti-contraception ruling....

2/6/2008 - Chiles Policy of Free Emergency Contraception Under Threat
Conservative officials in Chile are threatening the countrys progressive emergency contraception (EC) policies with a lawsuit that would ban EC....

10/30/2007 - Pope Urges Pharmacists to Refuse to Dispense Contraceptives
Pope Benedict XVI on Monday urged a conference of Catholic pharmacists to avoid dispensing emergency contraception or euthanasia drugs by being conscientious objectors....

4/6/2007 - Malawi Announces Plans to Decrease Maternal Mortality
Last weekend the government of Malawi announced that it will adopt a new plan to combat high levels of maternal mortality and infant death....

1/31/2007 - Chile: President Resumes Free EC Program
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a decree on Monday that will resume a program to give free birth control, including emergency contraception (EC), to all women aged 14 and older....

1/17/2007 - Chilean Court Halts Free Birth Control Program
Chile's highest court terminated a 4-month-old program that provided free birth control, including emergency contraception, to women over the age of 14....

9/26/2006 - Chile Appeals Court Overturns Temporary Ban on Emergency Contraception
A Santiago, Chile appeals court panel overturned a provisional ban on emergency contraception (EC) last week, allowing women over the age of 14 to obtain EC without parental consent and at no cost from public clinics....

9/15/2006 - Temporary Halt on Free Emergency Contraception in Chile
A Santiago, Chile Court of Appeals has placed a provisional suspension on Chile's progressive decision to distribute free contraception to women 14 and older without parental consent....

9/6/2006 - Chile: Birth Control Free for Women Over 14
The Chilean government recently decided that contraception will be publicly available for all women over the age of 14....

12/22/2005 - Feminist Daily News Wire Will Not Update Until January 2, 2006
Check back here for updates in the New Year....

4/21/2005 - Canadian Government Approves OTC Status for Emergency Contraception
Canada's federal government announced on Tuesday that it will now allow emergency contraception (EC) to be available over-the-counter (OTC) to women for the prevention of unwanted pregnancy....

10/20/2004 - US Mission to UN Panel on Maternal Health Includes Anti-Family Planning Advocates
The United States' Permanent Mission to the United Nations stacked a panel discussion on strategies to combat maternal mortality with anti-womens rights and anti-family planning advocates....

5/19/2004 - Canada May Allow Behind-the-Counter Access to Emergency Contraception
The Canadian government recently announced its plan to make emergency contraception (EC) available without a prescription at any pharmacy in Canada....

6/26/2003 - Emergency Contraception Approved Without Prescription in Australia
The Australian Therapeutic Goods Association Committee on National Drugs and Poisons made a preliminary decision to allow the selling of emergency contraception (EC) over the counter....

6/19/2003 - Peruvian Government Attacks Women's Rights
Women's rights advocates are accusing Peruvian Prime Minister Luis Solari and Health Minister Fernando Carbone of attacking women's reproductive rights....

12/5/2002 - Argentina Passes Law Offering Free Contraceptives
Argentinas Congress passed a law recently providing free birth control and advice nationwide....

6/10/2002 - Senate Votes Support for Delivery of UNFPA Funds
Despite veto threats from President Bush, the Senate approved 71 to 22 an emergency spending bill (S 2551) last week that includes language calling on the Bush administration to disburse up to $34 million already appropriated to the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) - a major supplier of modern methods of contraception in the developing world....

5/17/2002 - Teen Knowledge of EC Does Not Increase Sexual Activity
A study appearing in the British Medical Journal concludes that incorporating information about emergency contraception (EC) into regular high school sex-education courses does not make students more sexually active....

4/19/2002 - Catholic Church Exerts Influence in Chile
In Chile, a country with a Roman Catholic majority, the Catholic hierarchy extends its reach deep into the political sphere, blocking attempts to liberalize laws that would promote womens rights as well as attempts to educate the public on reproductive health....