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Washington State Moves to Allow Pharmacies to Refuse to Dispense EC

In an unexpected move, the Washington State Board of Pharmacy moves to change a rule which prevents pharmacies from being able to refuse to dispense emergency contraception. But the public outcry, once again, may be too much to ignore.

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A Step Backward in Washington: State to Undo Rule Mandating Pharmacies Fill Prescriptions Without Discrimination

The Board of Pharmacy for the state of Washington has officially submitted a proposal to rewrite its own rule, which mandated that pharmacies fill prescriptions “without delay or discrimination.”

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Just How Anti-Choice Is Republican Candidate Dino Rossi?

Is Washington State congressional candidate and former state senator, Dino Rossi, not anti-choice enough for his fellow GOP-ers?

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Roundup: Misinformed, Misunderstood and Misled – Why We Need Sex Education

A new study in Australia shows women don’t understand the morning after pill.  But the biggest problem is a lack of understanding in their own reproductive health.

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Roundup: ella and Iowa, A Tale of Two Anti-Choice Outrages

Telemed procedures in Iowa, a possible longer window of opportunity for using a new morning after contraceptive?  It’s hard to tell what upsets the anti-choice more these days.

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Roundup: Complaints, Victories, and Useless Ultrasounds

The U.K. pregnancy services ad brings in a bevy of complaints, Mexico approves the morning after pill for rape victims, Crist still waits for a bill, and mandatory ultrasounds are found mostly useless.

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Emergency Contraception: Dispelling Media Myths and Misperceptions

Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are now available in many countries, but have failed to have the desired impact on unwanted pregnancy rates. Why is this? Earlier barriers to access are becoming less and less prevalent. A market for ECPs has been demonstrated and numerous manufacturers and distributors are keen to supply ECPs products; in many countries they are starting to be mainstreamed into norms, pre-service training, and services.

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Let Down Again: Obama’s FDA Inexplicably Fails to Advance New Emergency Contraception Rules

A court ruling on emergency contraception remains unenforced, a reminder of yet another key failing in reproductive health by the Obama administration.

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What’s The Real Story On Emergency Contraception?

A review of the use of emergency contraception implies that women with EC on hand are just as likely to become pregnant as those women who didn’t have it at the ready. The lead author provides insights into the analysis.

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CDC Releases Its Annual ‘Abortion Surveillance’ Report

The CDC releases its annual "Abortion Surveillance" report on abortion in the United States, for 2006. The report says the surveillance provides critical information needed to evaluate programs aimed at preventing unintended pregnancy.

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