European Contraception Atlas

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The Contraception Atlas is a map that scores 45 countries throughout geographical Europe on access to modern contraception. The rankings — which are based on access to contraceptive supplies, family planning counseling and online information — reveal an uneven picture across Europe. The main objective of the initiative is to contribute to better access to reimbursed contraception for women in Europe.

“Women should have access to reliable information and access to reliable forms of modern contraception. It’s the only way you really have choice.”

- Jean Lambert MEP (UK, Greens-EFA)

This initiative is powered by the European Parliamentary Forum on Population & Development (EPF) in partnership with Third-I and group of experts in sexual and reproductive health and rights who designed the questions and structures.

EPF benefitted from the financial support of MSD to undertake original and independent research which is presented in the Atlas and the MSD Global Innovation Centre for the visualization of the findings. EPF is grateful to the numerous expert national organisations and individuals who contributed to gathering the data presented in the Atlas. The scope and content of the European Contraception Atlas is the sole responsibility of the European Parliamentary Forum on Population & Development (EPF).