France Passes Law that Covers Abortions and Contraceptives

A bill that makes abortions and contraceptives free for all French women went into effect on April 1, after being initially passed in October of 2012. This success is a huge victory for Francois Hollande’s government as increasing reproductive justice for French women was one of the main promises he made during his presidential campaign. […]

Diane-35: The “Fake” Birth Control Pill

Wednesday January 30, the National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) announced the suspension of the acne-treatment pill Diane-35 beginning in three months. As a result of France’s decision to suspend the medication, on Thursday January 31, the European Medical Agency (EMA), based in London, announced that they would be conducting a reexamination […]

French Regulators Take On Birth Control Amid Side-Effect Concerns

French health authorities have proposed a restriction on so-called “newer-generation” contraceptive pills citing health risks –namely of blood clot and stroke—reported France’s Agence France-Presse on Friday, January 8. Urging other European countries to follow suit, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine indicated she would request that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to amend its approval of […]