Le Planning Familial, IPPF’s French Member Association, has launched a new hotline today, for the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, with the support of the French Ministry for Health.
This national, free and anonymous hotline will provide accurate information and counselling on abortion, sexuality and contraception. Qualified counsellors from Le Planning Familial will answer calls from Monday to Saturday, in collaboration with a partner organisation.
This is a necessary tool in order to reduce the inequalities and difficulties in access to information. Dedicating a hotline to sexuality, contraception and abortion will also help fight the stigma surrounding abortion in France. It is a way to stress the fact that abortion is a right, part of women's sexual life, just as it is with STI-prevention, contraception or maternity. It is also the best response to the recent online strategies carried out by anti-choice movements.
For information contact: Lucie Daniel, Chargée de mission Développement et Innovation, Le Planning Familial