Hot News Stories (3/5/15)

Yahoo News (USA)
A new study finds making birth control available over-the-counter (and still covered by insurance, with no co-pay) could help to lower the rate of unplanned pregnancy among low-income women by as much as 25 percent.

Reuters (USA)
New analysis projects that making free or low-cost birth control pills available over the counter could save public insurance programs up to 10 percent and prevent up to a quarter of unplanned pregnancies.

RH Reality Check (USA)
Lawmakers in Minnesota have introduced legislation that would protect women’s access to all forms of birth control—a response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that set a precedent for denying employer-insured contraception on religious grounds.


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