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'Young people are having sex but we're not being educated on it'

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly is planning to extend free contraception scheme to 16-year-old girls, even though the current age of consent is 17. The change is set to come into effect from 1 September 2023. With the legal age for accessing free...

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12.20 29 Sep 2022


'Young people are having sex but we're not being educated on it'


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12.20 29 Sep 2022


Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly is planning to extend free contraception scheme to 16-year-old girls, even though the current age of consent is 17. The change is set to come into effect from 1 September 2023. With the legal age for accessing free contraception being lowered, should we also be looking at lowering the age of consent?

Andrea was joined by Emer Neville from the Irish Second Level Students Union, Dr. Catherine O’Sullivan, from the School of Law at UCC and listener Neil, to discuss...


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