The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reconsider an earlier decision that ruled the process for accommodating religious objections to the birth control benefit of the Affordable Care Act did not burden the group’s rights.
It was an outrageous—and ultimately false—story of 20 teens in a small high school in Texas having chlamydia that finally got media outlets to discuss whether kids need medically accurate information.
The decision released Tuesday is a strong endorsement of the Obama administration’s accommodation process for religiously affiliated nonprofits that object to providing contraception in health-care plans.
A new survey found people incorrectly believe that miscarriages can be caused by stress, heavy lifting, using contraception, or even having an argument.
Less than half of states got a B or higher, and the highest grade any state got was an A-minus.
The Affordable Care Act is proving to be a great tool to help women obtain contraception. But there are more obstacles to contraception to be addressed, from religion-based shaming to simple transportation issues.
More than half of Texans who were surveyed in a new university study said that they have faced at least one barrier to accessing cervical cancer screenings, family planning care, or other reproductive health services.
The new guidelines clarify that insurers must cover at least one of each of the 18 FDA-approved methods of birth control, as well as cancer screenings and preventive care for transgender people.
The groups pledged to “vigorously resist” the alleged religious freedom violations in D.C.’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act—but the violations they complain about aren’t actually in the law.
Louisiana teens have some of the highest rates of pregnancy, birth, and STDs but schools there can only teach abstinence. Some lawmakers would like to change that, at least for Orleans Parish.