Contraceptive Coverage

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Good News For Obamacare: 2016 Enrollment Numbers Exceed Hopes

The Department of Health and Human Services just released the 2016 enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act, and the results are good news for supporters of the President’s signature health care law: the third enrollment season brought in nearly 13 million sign-ups for Obamacare, exceeding the government’s goals for enrollment and beating last year’s … Continue reading

100 Years Of Birth Control

In 1914, Margaret Sanger coined the term “birth control” — and a lot’s happened since then. An infographic from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America charts the history of contraception from 1914 to the present day, noting that 99 percent of sexually-active American women have used birth control at some point in their lives. Birth … Continue reading

Company Faces Backlash For Fighting Birth Control Coverage (And It’s Not Hobby Lobby)

Spurred on by the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby ruling, Eden Foods CEO Michael Potter has revived a March 2013 case to nix coverage of all birth control from his employees’ healthcare plans. In turn, many shoppers have soured on the organic food giant and are boycotting its products. Like Hobby Lobby, Eden Foods sued … Continue reading

Mythbusters, Birth Control Edition: Myths V. Facts On The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling

Since its inception, the Affordable Care Act’s birth control coverage mandate has been the subject of a slew of myths — and Fox News is still pushing the lie that Obamacare uses federal funds to pay for abortion (just to be clear, it doesn’t)!  If recent events are any indication, that’s not likely to change … Continue reading

Senate Republicans Block Congress From Advancing Legislation That Would Protect Women’s Access To Birth Control

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill that would have required all for-profit employers to include the full range of contraceptives in their health insurance plans. The bill, which was introduced by Senate Democrats, was intended to serve as a legislative fix for the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Hobby Lobby. The Senate voted 56 … Continue reading

Don’t Be Fooled: Republicans Are Planning To Introduce New Birth Control Legislation… But It Literally Does Nothing

In the brewing political firestorm surrounding birth control, Republicans are seizing the opportunity to at least appear to be on the side of women. In response to a proposal by Senate Democrats to require for-profit employers to cover birth control in their health plans, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that Senate … Continue reading

Free Birth Control In Colorado Leads To 40 Percent Reduction In Teen Pregnancy

A program that provides contraceptives to low-income women contributed to a 40-percent drop in Colorado’s teen birth rate over five years, according to state officials. The program, known as the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, provides intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants at little to no cost for low-income women at 68 family planning clinics in Colorado. … Continue reading

Democrats Introduce Legislation To Counter Hobby Lobby Ruling: ‘Your Health Care Decisions Are Not Your Boss’s Business’

Congressional Democrats unveiled legislation Wednesday to override the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Hobby Lobby case by requiring most for-profit corporations to abide by the health law and provide employees with insurance that covers all essential preventive health care services, including birth control. The Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014, introduced by … Continue reading

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

Could Contraceptive Microchips Revolutionize Birth Control?

Remote-controlled contraception could be the next big advance in birth control. According to MIT Technology Review, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has committed funding to a preclinical trial on a user-controlled microchip that can effectively prevent unwanted pregnancies for up to 16 years. The futuristic birth control method could make it to the general … Continue reading

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