‘Contraceptive pill should be in the basic health insurance’

‘Contraceptive pill should be in the basic health insurance’

The contraceptive pill must be in the basic insurance. That is to say, the Rutgers Foundation and the Netherlands Society of Abortusartsen in reaction to the news that the number of abortions since a long time, had risen again.

In 2015, underwent 30.803 women have an abortion, 442 more than in the previous year. Since 2008 the number of abortions is correct each year decreased slightly.

Why the number of abortions now is increased, is not clear. “We now know too little about the causes”, says Ineke van der Vlugt of the Rutgers Foundation in the AD. “One of them might be that birth control for some, too expensive. It would sure help if birth control again, by default, will be refunded.”


Another possible explanation that the Rutgers Foundation gives is “pilmoeheid”. Women who, from the seventeenth to the pill swallowing, there can be after a year or eight get enough of it.

The contraceptive pill is currently only reimbursed for women under the age of 21. It is striking that for the first time, a slightly older group (between 25 and 30 years) most of the pregnancies had to abort. This was previously always the group of 20 to 25 years.

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Number of abortions since a long time increased again

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