On Saturday, the Christian Democratic Party (CD) party assembly approved its youth cleaning proposal to support free contraception for all under 25s.
The party’s youth organization claimed that providing free contraceptives would reduce the number of abortions in Finland. The group referred to Norway, where free contraception has reduced redundancy rates.
Party members approved the proposal by a clear majority, although the issue sparked a lively debate.
The results of an extensive study conducted this spring show that the miscarriage of young women and girls in Finland has decreased over the past two decades.
Previous studies have produced similar results: in Vantaa, for example, a free contraceptive trial reduced abortions among 15–19-year-olds by as much as 36 percent.
Access to contraception for young people is also part of the current government office program, which sets out plans for a nationwide trial that will provide free contraception to those under 25 years of age.
The other proposals put forward by the youth wing – applying for NATO membership and raising Finland’s refugee quota to 5,000 people – did not receive party support.
Source: The Nordic Page