The Public Health Ministry will launch a review of laws that act as obstacles to teens gaining access to birth control.
Public Health Minister Pradit Sintawanarong on Thursday said he has assigned a sub-panel developing regulations on reproductive health to look into current rules and regulations that might present hindrances to birth control and lead to unwanted pregnancies among teenagers. These include the law prohibiting the sale of abortifacient drugs (drugs which induce abortion).
If the ban on the sale of abortifacient drugs is reviewed, the sub-panel needs to consult medical colleges to set clear guidelines to control the use of the drugs to prevent misuse of the medicines, said Dr Pradit.
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