Women in Luxembourg will be reimbursed for using contraceptives up to the age of 30, starting 1 August.
A new agreement signed by the Luxembourg health and social security ministries along with the national health service (CNS), on 27 July, enables people registered with the CNS to claim 80% of contraceptive costs back until their thirtieth birthday.
It builds on a previous ruling introduced in 2012 which for the first time reimbursed contraception until a woman turned 25.
Patients will be entitled to a reimbursement on the purchase of the pill or vaginal ring contraceptive devices covering 13 cycles within a year. Interuterine devices will also be covered, for the first time, though only up to a maximum of €75 per device issued.
“This is a significant advance for the emotional and sexual health of our women. This measure takes into account the realities of our society and thus accompanies the modernization of our health system,” health minister Lydia Mutsch said at the signing.