Slovakia: International Standards on Subsidizing Contraceptives

The Center is working with its partners in Slovakia to advocate for the government to provide subsidized access to contraceptives for the most vulnerable populations. This fact sheet details Slovakia's obligations under international and European standards to provide access to contraceptives. They also explain the social and economic benefits of contraceptive use and debunk common myths around oral contraceptives.

From the fact sheet:

Slovakia has ratified all major UN treaties in the field of human rights. The Slovak Constitution gives priority to these provisions over national laws. Below is information on international human rights law standards regarding access to affordable family planning and contraceptives, which confirm Slovakia's obligation to subsidize contraceptives, especially for women belonging to marginalized groups.

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Other Fact Sheets in the Series:

Slovakia: European Standards on Subsidizing Contraceptives >

Slovakia: Access to Contraceptives - The Social and Economic Benefits and Role in Achieving Gender Equality >

Slovakia: Setting the Record Straight on Contraceptives >