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Webinar for World Contraception Day


23 Sep 2021 14:00 to 15:30




Health & Consumers

Event Description

The European Parliamentary Forum (EPF) for Sexual and Reproductive Rights is proud to host a webinar for World Contraception Day, which will be conducted on 23 September at 14:00-15:30.

This event will feature the launch of EPF’s Report on access to contraception in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report considers the various obstacles reported across the continent in terms of accessing contraception during the past 18 months.

It looks at the various methods enacted by countries aimed at ensuring access to contraception despite a global pandemic. It will provide recommendations to the decision-makers on how to improve access to contraception in a post COVID world.

The webinar event is hosted by Hon. Petra Bayr, MP (Austria) EPF President and will feature interventions from Parliamentarians from Latvia, Romania and the UK. It will also include presentations of similar thematic research conducted by academia and other civil society organisations. 

Speakers include:

  • Hon Petra Bayr, MP (Austria), EPF President: Welcome remarks
  • Neil Datta, EPF Secretary: Presentation of the EPF Report on Access to contraception in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Dr. Kristien Michielsen, Associate Professor, International Centre for Reproductive Health Belgium (ICRH Belgium) Ghent University: sexual and reproductive health among adults during COVID-19 – study findings 
  • Hon. Lia Quartapelle, MP (Italy), EPF Executive Committee Member
  • Hon. Anda Caksa, MP (Latvia), Chair of the Latvia All Party Parliamentary Group on Population and Development
  • Hon. Catalin Tenita, MP (Romania), Vice Chair, Committee for Human Rights, National Minorities and Cults
  • Rt Hon Dame Diana Johnson DBE MP (United Kingdom) Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on SRH

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