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55 Years on: How The Student fought for and won contraception access for University of Edinburgh students

Anna Coote, former Editor-in-Chief of The Student, featured in a recent BBC documentary series to discuss her role in the struggle for the provision of contraceptive pills at the University…

The pill: past and present

2021 marks 60 years since the pill was first made available to women in the UK. It is fair to say that the pill has changed our society and women’s…

Campaign for abortion clinic buffer zones goes nationwide

Back Off Scotland, a campaign started to implement a 150-meter buffer-zone around clinics providing abortion services, has this week launched their first nation-wide petition. The petition has now gained over…

The pill and gender equality

There is not so much a taboo surrounding male contraception as a discussion deficit. With almost every woman using some form of contraception at one point in their life, the…

In Poland, the Handmaid’s Tale is now a reality

Imagine a world in which women cannot decide about their bodies, health, and future. Welcome to 21st century Poland. On the 22nd of October 2020 Poland’s government-controlled constitutional court has…

The contraception shortage endemic isn’t being taken seriously

As if accessing contraception could be any more of a drag, on the 6th of February, there was a declared shortage regarding a number of pills and injectable contraceptives. With…

95.9% Reforming Contraception: a call for improvement

The topic of contraception is surrounded by a social stigma, which can mean that many people are left in the dark about the repercussions of their contraceptive decisions. The hypocrisy…

Should women bear the brunt of contraception?

Contraception has been a constitutional right in the US since 1965 and as stated by The Guardian this year allows women ‘freedom, opportunity and self-determination’. Despite changing attitudes surrounding women…