RH law benefits in 5 years


Don’t expect immediate results from the newly-signed Reproductive Health law. Albay Rep Edcel Lagman, principal author of the bill, said much work needs to be done to implement a law that seeks government funding for reproductive health services – including free contraceptives. He is proposing a “mandatory comprehensive review” 5 years after, because “that’s the only time that we will see the [benefits] of the law.” Authors of the bill admitted that the law is not perfect, but that it’s a big step towards making the RH services available. 

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