Until preventative health care is a reality for everyone in this country, clinic doctors and nurses should view an EC visit as an opportunity for sensitive outreach.
When access to contraception is politicized, the well-being of the young adult is not the primary concern.
Wisconsin’s Family Planning Health Services put 20,000 emergency contraceptive pills in the hands of 10,000 women last year. Is preventing unwanted pregnancy as simple as that? Yes. And no.
The Colombian High Court has just ruled in favor of a governmental health agency’s right to distribute emergency contraception pills within in public health care system.
Over the course of 2007, state legislators considered more than 1,000 bills concerning reproductive health and rights. There’s good news on EC access and the expansion of Medicaid family planning services but bad news on abortion access.