100 years ago today, the first contraception clinic in Britain opened its doors – but millions of pounds of sexual health cuts under austerity means that access to birth control is still a struggle that remains to be won.
Around the world, women – more likely to be in insecure and underpaid jobs – are facing the worst of the Covid fallout. It’s a reminder that the fight for women’s liberation is a fight for workers’ rights.
Last year, the government made home-use abortion pills available to all. It’s now considering going back to clinic appointments – despite the time, money, and stress that at-home pills save.