You might be wondering: why is there a day dedicated to contraception? Why is that necessary, or even useful? You might think contraception is just a useful tool that people know about and can take advantage of when there’s a need. Actually, in many countries and for many groups that’s not the whole story. As is so often the case, youth are a vulnerable group when it comes to contraception. Not only do we have fewer financial resources, our sexuality is also more controlled and stigmatized. That’s why world contraception day is a great opportunity to explore what youths’ access to contraception looks like – and where the obstacles are rooted. This article is exploring problems surrounding access to contraception in Malaysia and Germany, though there are so many more issues in a range of other countries.
What are some issues that surround contraception in your country? Is it access? Costs? Sex-education? Safe access for women to choices with regards for unwanted pregnancy? Stigma?
In our article, we are talking about the barriers to accessing contraception in Malaysia and Germany.
Check it out here.