Contraceptive services will be free to women in Guernsey and Alderney under 21 after a new pilot scheme has been launched.
The service will provide a range of contraceptive options in GP practices and dedicated sexual health centres:
- Oral contraceptives
Consultations will also be provided free of charge throughout the trial period which will run until the end of 2018.
Guernsey's Employment & Health committees say they are launching the scheme to cut the number of conceptions in under 18s in half by 2023.
The equivalent rate in Jersey, where free contraception is provided for under 21s, is lower.
The pilot is expected to cost £116,000 per annum and will be funded from the Guernsey Health Service Fund.