Access to contraception is fundamental to gender equality. It is the right of all women to have access to sexual and reproductive health services, including a full choice of contraceptives, comprehensive information and advice.
The Women’s Equality Party reaffirms its policies on sexual and reproductive health and calls upon the Houses of Parliament, the Welsh Assembly, the Scottish Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly and all devolved bodies responsible for healthcare to:
1. Meet their obligation to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights1 by increasing the provision of good-quality sexual and reproductive health services, including access to all forms of contraception and emergency contraception.
2. Ring-fence money for contraceptive services.
3. Conduct an inquiry into the cost of over-the-counter emergency contraception.