November 17, 2014 | Pippa

I take my right to free contraception for granted. But there are 222 million women who don't have reliable access to contraceptive medicine - and even if they do have access, many can't afford it.

A new contraceptive injection is set to change that. It only costs $1 and lasts for three months. It's a single-use preloaded syringe and looks very different from a traditional injection. It means the needle can't be reused, cutting the risk of infection.

I have the choice of when to get pregnant. It's a right that should be guaranteed to all women.


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The new jab will be available in 69 of the world's poorest countries.


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