Hot News Stories (6/3/15)

The Bend Bulletin (Bend, OR)
Women can skip a doctor’s visit and head straight to the pharmacy to pick up a year’s supply of birth control paid for by their insurance plans under two pro-choice bills that widely passed the Oregon House and Senate on Tuesday.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
The D.C. Council gave final approval Tuesday to legislation that would require health plans to authorize the dispensing of up to a year’s worth of birth control at one time — a move that officials hope will decrease the rate of unintended pregnancies by making contraception more accessible.

Pacific Standard (Phoenix, AZ)

The most effective method of contraception, Intrauterine devices (IUDs)  are becoming popular again, with the 7.2 percent figure cited earlier representing a peak in IUD use in the U.S. Now, a new IUD has been made expressly to break down cost and trust barriers.

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