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"Comprehensive contraceptive coverage improves use: Methods of contraception differ dramatically in their effectiveness and are not interchangeable medically or otherwise. That’s why the ACA contraceptive coverage benefit matters so much—women need access to the full range of contraceptive methods."

Read more from Guttmacher Institute here: http://bit.ly/1h9GGH9



Both studies found that women were significantly more likely to experience these incidents than men were: In the first cohort, which was made up of university students, 26% of women reported being “shamed” by a physician, while only 15% of the men surveyed said the same. The most common topics of this shaming were sex, dental hygiene, and weight. The second study, which included a much broader age and demographic range, showed similar results: While only 38% of men reported feeling guilt or shame because of something their physician said, 53% of women could recall such behavior.

I strolled into my local pharmacy on January 11, 2013, with my wallet tucked into the depths of my backpack, confidently out of reach: I was picking up my first pack of free birth control (that is, birth control that’s covered by my insurance without a co-pay).

With a smile I turned on my heel from the pharmacy counter—birth control in hand and wallet still untouched—and anxiously shuffled outside to find an isolated square foot of NYC sidewalk and tweet my glory to the world.

I repeated this victorious experience in February, March, April, and May. It wasn’t until June that I left the pharmacy with no smile or glory: For some reason, my “free” birth control now cost me $85.

We know there’s a lot of confusion about what types of birth control are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. We got details—and tips—in our new article “Generic vs. brand name birth control: But, I thought it was all covered?” (via bedsider)

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How to Prepare:

  • Use a condom if you have penis in vagina intercourse 24 hours before your appointment.
  • Schedule it so it’s NOT while you’re on your period.
  • Do not use a douche 24 hours prior to your…


Birth control is basic health care for millions of women—and your access to basic health care shouldn’t be up to your boss

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