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Argentina says 'yes' to over the counter emergency contraceptives

Words by Tess Becker

Reproductive health has been a hot topic in the United States since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the summer of last year. Farther south, in Argentina, the conversation is about making reproductive choices more accessible.

Women in Argentina will no longer require a prescription to get emergency contraception. The government said making the ‘morning-after pill’ more easily available removed an “important barrier” to reproductive health. 

“This removes an important barrier to access,” Valeria Isla, director of sexual and reproductive health at the ministry, said. “People can have this method of contraception as support before an emergency happens.”

Argentina is one of the most influential countries in South America, and this is a sign of progress in the Catholic-dominated country. 

Charity check-in

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation. This organization delivers sexual and reproductive health services around the world. Find out more and support them here

Planned Parenthood. They offer support and care to women seeking an abortion. Find out more
MSI Reproductive Choices. They believe that everyone should have the right to decide their own future. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Gender Equality.

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