The ways in which women are being negatively affected by austerity has today been bolstered. This time, reproductive health is on the menu for the Government.
According to research by the Advisory Group on Contraception, GPs in England have stopped giving out and providing contraceptive methods.
IUDs, IUS, the more well-known contraceptive injection AND implant are no longer being provided or are at risk of being removed by ONE in THREE councils across the country. What worries us most at GiftCondom, is that a quarter of councils have already shut some of their contraceptive services!
What it boils down to is the lack of funding for public health budgets of local councils. If the current Government won’t change their standing with the £200m cut from the budget, more and more women will not have the ability to protect themselves from falling pregnant.
First sanitary towels, and now this? Contraception is an INVESTMENT, not a LUXURY! – GiftCondom.com
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), has also said that a third of women live in areas where contraceptive services are restricted.
We think this is appalling, and it is only going to bring about a rise in unplanned pregnancies and abortions, which many young women could live without, as well as more costs for the government in the long run! There is one way around this issue, though… USE CONDOMS!
This is why we exist at GiftCondom.com Send a discreet package of condoms to your children, nieces or nephews in secret so you know they’re safe!