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Rush to get emergency contraception into Ukraine as reports of rape rise

Thursday, April 28, 2022

"Efforts are under way to get emergency contraception into Ukrainian hospitals as quickly as possible, as reports of rape after the Russian invasion continue to rise.

About 2,880 packets of the medication, also known as the morning-after pill, have been sent by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to Ukraine, while a network of volunteers across Europe has been collecting donations of the medication from abroad and delivering them to hospitals.

'The timeframe for treating victims of sexual violence is really essential,' said Julie Taft, of IPPF. 'If a woman is seen within five days of an event, then that medication should automatically be given to her.'”

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