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

Charities describe logistical problems delivering morning-after pills and medical abortion drugs, and stress time is of the essence

  • Russia-Ukraine war – latest updates

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 25,000 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.

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