COVID-19: PMC provides a trusted voice for high-risk global audiences. Learn More

Does Contraception Count as Prevention?

February 21, 2011 • Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Daily Email Recap

Dozens crowded into the National Academies building in a snow-blanketed Washington last Wednesday morning to attend a meeting of the committee charged with making recommendations as to whether birth control and other women’s health services will be considered preventive healthcare-and thus available without a co-pay to enrollees in health insurance plans, including those offered through the Affordable Care Act. Among committee members-respected physicians and public health experts appointed by the Institute of Medicine-there seems to be little doubt about the preventive benefits of contraception, which is used by more than 38 million American women to avert countless unwanted pregnancies and abortions.

For full article, visit:
http://www.thenation.com/article/157828/does-contraception-count-prevention


Current World Population

7,768,601,542

Net Growth During Your Visit

0

DonateNow