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3/19/2002 - British Company to Distribute EC Free
Women under 20-years old in western England will be able to obtain emergency contraception (EC) for free at Tesco, a British supermarket chain....

3/12/2002 - Group Files Application for Non-Prescription EC
The U.S.-based Womens Capital Corporation (WCC), along with Canadian distributor Paladin Labs, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, and the Canadian Pharmacists Association, has filed an application with Health Canadian to make the emergency contraception (EC) Plan B available to all Canadian women without a prescription....

11/14/2001 - Irish Board Approves Emergency Contraception
The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has approved Levonelle, an emergency contraceptive pill, after determining that the pill is not an abortifacient....

11/9/2001 - Vatican Denounces UN Effort to Save Refugees
While Afghan women are in the midst of a refugee health crisis that threatens the lives of millions, the Vatican has criticized efforts by the United Nations to provide sound healthcare information and services....

8/30/2001 - Anti-Abortion Klink Nomination Could be Defeated
President George W....

8/22/2001 - Women's Rights Opponent to Finally Leave Senate
Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC), the ultraconservative politician famous for his 30-year assault on womens rights, announced his retirement today, effective at the end of his 2003 term....

6/1/2001 - Morning-After Pill Goes Over-the-Counter in Belgium
Belgian Health Minister Magda Alvoet announced yesterday that the morning-after pill will be made available to women in Belgium without a prescription beginning on June 10....

5/25/2001 - Bush Undermines Powell in Refugee Bureau Nomination
In a move that does not resemble compassionate conservative politics, President George W....

12/11/2000 - Victory For Women In UK: Morning-After Pill Available Without Prescription
In January 2001, the morning-after pill will be available without a prescription for women ages 16 and up at local pharmacies throughout the United Kingdom....

11/7/2000 - Emergency Contraception Available Without Prescription In B.C.
For the first time ever, women in British Columbia can take emergency contraception without a prescription, a stark change in the drugs 30-year availability with a prescription....

10/13/2000 - Proposed Legislation In Chile Advance Reproductive Rights
A coalition of "center-left" legislators seeking to win legislation designed to improve sexual and reproductive rights, reported the Chilean Times....