Tag Archives: health care access

Chart of the day: No co-pay birth control surges dramatically under the ACA

Tweet A new study from the Guttmacher Institute shows a surge in the proportion of privately insured women who did not pay co-pays or any additional charges for their birth control. Tweet
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Can you access Plan B?

TweetEmergency contraception is now legally available over the counter, but as we have reported previously, there are still barriers to accessing Plan B, including pharmacies that still keep the product behind the counter. The Media Consortium is running a project to map EC access now that the product should be available everywhere. Check out the [...]
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Why young women are still relying on partners to “pull out”

TweetAs ThinkProgress reports, new research has found that a third of young women are still relying on the “withdrawal method” to prevent pregnancy. As those of us lucky enough to have benefited from a more comprehensive sex education probably know, this method is far from reliable as a form of birth control. According to the [...]
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Breaking: Supreme Court rules human genes cannot be patented

Tweet The New York Times reports: Isolated human genes may not be patented, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday. The case concerned patents held by Myriad Genetics, a Utah company, on genes that correlate with increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The patents were challenged by scientists and doctors who said their research and [...]
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