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Native American Women Will Finally Have Improved Access to Emergency Contraception

The need for emergency contraception among women who rely on the Indian Health Service is clear. Some Native American women are in rural areas where the next-closest pharmacy may be hundreds of miles away, and they may not have transportation.

The need for emergency contraception among women who rely on the Indian Health Service is clear. Some Native American women are in rural areas where the next-closest pharmacy may be hundreds of miles away, and they may not have transportation.

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Lawsuit: Michigan Catholic Hospitals Denying Care to Pregnant Patients

In the span of one year, at just one of the defendant’s hospitals, several patients with pregnancy complications were denied the care they needed and to which they were entitled under federal law, the complaint states.

In the span of one year, at just one of the defendant’s hospitals, several patients with pregnancy complications were denied the care they needed and to which they were entitled under federal law, the complaint states.

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Improving Reproductive Care for Women in Jail Is Not an Impossible Task

Women in city and county jails frequently face barriers to accessing contraception, abortion, prenatal care, and disease screening and treatment. But preventive family planning can be improved in jails around the United States by implementing a few core tenets for those incarcerated there.

Women in city and county jails frequently face barriers to accessing contraception, abortion, prenatal care, and disease screening and treatment. But preventive family planning can be improved in jails around the United States by implementing a few core tenets for those incarcerated there.

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Wheaton College Sacrifices Student Well-Being to Make Ideological Point

Without access to necessary medical care, several students will be left high and dry in the coming school year—particularly any who may become victims of sexual assault.

Without access to necessary medical care, several students will be left high and dry in the coming school year—particularly any who may become victims of sexual assault.

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North Carolina Republicans: Schools Should Stop Teaching Emergency Contraception

A group of North Carolina legislators want the state’s already restrictive sexuality education rules to leave out information about emergency contraception.

A group of North Carolina legislators want the state’s already restrictive sexuality education rules to leave out information about emergency contraception.

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Health-Care Company Looks to Increase Emergency Contraceptive Use by Cutting Price in Half

AfterPill is the first emergency contraception to be sold exclusively online. The company offers one dose of EC for $20, plus a $5 flat-rate shipping fee, making it roughly half the price of Plan B One-Step.

AfterPill is the first emergency contraception to be sold exclusively online. The company offers one dose of EC for $20, plus a $5 flat-rate shipping fee, making it roughly half the price of Plan B One-Step.

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Judge Permanently Blocks Oklahoma Law Restricting Emergency Contraception

The law, which reinstated restrictions lifted by the Obama administration, violates the state's "single-subject" rule.

The law, which reinstated restrictions lifted by the Obama administration, violates the state’s “single-subject” rule.

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Mississippi, Virginia Bills Target Teen Sexuality

A bill in Mississippi would restrict teens' access to emergency contraception, while proposed legislation in Virginia forbids teens from having oral or anal sex.

A bill in Mississippi would restrict teens’ access to emergency contraception, while proposed legislation in Virginia forbids teens from having oral or anal sex.

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Plan B and Fat-Shaming: How to Avoid Unnecessarily Judgmental Reporting on Weight

The recent news about emergency contraception's efficacy in women who weigh over 176 pounds shows how badly the media can screw up stories about weight and health.

The recent news about emergency contraception’s efficacy in women who weigh over 176 pounds shows how badly the media can screw up stories about weight and health. Here are some tips for writing about this issue in a way that is less shaming and more accurate.

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Silencing Debate on Women’s Lives: It’s Happening in Wisconsin, Too, and the Catholic Church Is an Accomplice

Under the proposal, any abortion coverage provided by any health plan through Obamacare insurance exchanges would have to be "disclosed to enrollees at the time of enrollment in the plan and shall be prominently displayed in any marketing or advertising materials."

Victims and witnesses to reproductive coercion, intimidation, and bullying must try to speak up, seek help, or intervene as the situation requires. When it comes to public and political behavior, calling reproductive coercion what it is the first step to ending it.

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