access to contraception

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How Injectable Contraception Could Change The Lives Of Women In This African Nation

Women in the West African nation Burkina Faso today have access to an additional family planning option. The new device, called Sayana Press, has the potential to increase access to contraception at all levels of the health system and in communities by combining a lower-dose formulation of a widely used contraceptive – Pfizer’s Depo-Provera (depot … Continue reading

Why Is Ohio Trying To Stop Low-Income Women From Accessing The Most Effective Form Of Birth Control?

Think Progress — The Ohio legislature is currently considering a measure that would institute a sweeping ban on insurance coverage for abortion in state residents’ public and private health plans. Restricting women’s ability to use their insurance plans to pay for abortion is becoming an increasingly popular anti-choice strategy — and Ohio’s proposed legislation may actually go … Continue reading

STUDY: To Reduce The Unintended Pregnancy Rate, Look To The Republican Strategy — And Then Do The Exact Opposite

Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, and unplanned pregnancies are associated with poorer health and lower rates of educational and economic achievement for women and their children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, research shows that the desire to avoid pregnancy does not necessarily increase women’s … Continue reading

New Survey Shows Many Women Still Unaware Of How The Affordable Care Act Helps Them

Historically, women have not had equal access to essential health coverage and care. Women have been charged higher insurance premiums than men simply because they are women. And they’ve had no guarantee that the health coverage they purchase will cover the women’s health services that they need. The Affordable Care Act is one of the … Continue reading

The Affordable Care Act: Improving Health Care For Women Of Color

Women of color, many of whom have unique health issues or are disproportionately underserved by the current health care system, have much to gain under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). By making private insurance more affordable, expanding Medicaid, creating partnerships with communities of color, and supporting important care-delivery and system reforms, the ACA will improve … Continue reading

Marco Rubio Defends His Climate Change Denial With Unscientific Rant On Abortion

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently came under fire for claiming that “there’s no scientific evidence” to prove humans are contributing to climate change, yet not naming a single source to justify his assertion (probably because there isn’t one). Trying to defend himself, Rubio waded into another issue entirely — and ended up proving that he knows even … Continue reading

Infographic: How The Affordable Care Act Is Helping Women

  The benefits of the Affordable Care Act are already helping millions of Americans gain access to affordable, high-quality health care. Even for those who didn’t purchase new insurance under the ACA, many of the provisions in the health care law still apply. For example, new consumer protections prevent your insurance company from denying you … Continue reading

GOP Candidate Compares Birth Control Coverage To The KKK, Nazis

A Republican running for Congress equated the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employers cover contraceptives as a preventive benefit with forcing people to serve hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis. Monte Shaw, the executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, is considered a frontrunner in the Republican primary to succeed … Continue reading

New Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Affordable Care Act’s Contraception Coverage

By a nearly two-to-one margin, the public supports the health law’s requirement that private health plans cover prescription birth control without cost-sharing, according to a poll released Tuesday. The provision, which is at the heart of a case being weighed by the Supreme Court, was endorsed 61 to 32 percent and was most popular among women, younger … Continue reading

Nation’s Leading Medical Research Institution Calls Out Ineffective Anti-Choice Policies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report on teen pregnancy, calling out how ineffective “abstinence-only” programs really are: “Only four out of 10 [teenagers] said they had been given information both on how to say no to sex and about birth control. And 83 percent of the boys and girls who had … Continue reading

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