In 2008, the Chilean Constitutional Court banned the distribution of emergency contraception in public health facilities, the places where most people access health care. As a liberated, European woman, all of this came as quite a shock to me. There I was, without access to measures to prevent pregnancy and without access to safe, legal abortion services.The underlying message of all of these restrictive laws and regulations is, of course, that young people, women (especially young women) cannot make decisions about their own lives, health and bodies. There are numerous organisations in Chile and all over Latin American advocating tirelessly for equal access to contraception and safe, legal abortion services for all women. My message is that of women across the world who are denied their right to access contraception and abortion services: Where I am born or live in the world should not affect the fact that I am a woman with the right to decide.