Women are saving a lot of money as a result of a health law requirement that insurance cover most forms of prescription contraceptives with no additional out-of-pocket costs, according to a study released Tuesday. But the amount of those savings…
By Rialda Zukic
Democratic Sen. Patty Murray's introduction of the Affordability is Access Act this week has renewed debate nationwide about birth control access and affordability.
By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News
Women’s health advocates were thrilled when the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, because it required insurance companies to cover a broad array of women’s health services at no additional out-of-pocket cost beyond premiums. Five years later, however, that…
It was Dr. Carl Djerassi, along with two colleagues, who patented the key ingredient that led to the development of the oral contraceptive in 1951.
By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press and Jennifer Agiesta, Associated Press
DENVER — As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage.
By Associated Press
Democratic Sen. Mark Udall is going after his opponent's proposal to make birth control an over-the-counter drug. Udall brought Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and the national president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund to a suburban Denver battleground where female…
By Brian Epstein
The Jose Favella Hospital in Manila has one of the busiest maternity wards in the world, with an average of 60 births per day. The Philippines is grappling with a population boom, where in the past three decades the number…
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to…
By Associated Press
The issue in more than four dozen lawsuits from faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals that oppose some or all contraception as immoral is how far the Obama administration must go to accommodate them.
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