Hot News Stories (8/14/15)

NPR (USA)
Rates of Unintended pregnancy among women in the military are about 50 percent higher than those of women in the general population. Overseas, women may have difficulty getting refills of their specific birth control pill even though 97 percent of them are of childbearing age.

Business Insider (USA)

Comedy host John Oliver made headlines when he covered inadequacies in US sex education. Highlighting the limited number of states that require sex ed and the even smaller number that requires the info to medically accurate, Oliver demonstrated various ways in which schools fail to address the needs of students across the country

Modern Healthcare (USA)

Officials in Alabama and Louisiana have alerted Planned Parenthood facilities that they intend to dissolve their Medicaid provider agreements. The collective impacts could mean thousands of women will find themselves without access to reproductive care.

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