Young French women have been allowed not to pay for birth control pills since January 1.
According to France 24, the drugs will be provided to women aged 18-25 through insurance.
“Between the ages of 18 and 25, women are very vulnerable, as they are deprived of many of the rights of minors and are very unstable economically”, & mdash; said Louise Delavier, speaker of the women's rights group En Avant Tous.
Young French women will not have to pay for contraceptive pills, spirals, patches, as well as for doctor's consultations and tests.
About three million women can participate in the program.