Mass. Residents Rarely Have to Pay for Birth Control, Report Finds
As the nation grapples with uncertainty around reproductive health, researchers who examined cost-sharing trends for contraception found that it is rare for Massachusetts patients to have to pay for birth control. Under a 2012 federal law, commercial insurers are mandated to cover at least one form of each type of birth control (such as oral contraceptives and intrauterine devices) without…
FDA Panel Backs Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pill
Federal health advisers are recommending that a decades-old birth control pill be sold without a prescription. The positive vote on Wednesday by a Food and Drug Administration panel paves the way for what could be the first birth control pill available over the counter. The recommendation is not binding and the FDA is expected to make its decision on the...
FDA Weighing First Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pill
Opill would become the first contraceptive pill to be moved out from behind the pharmacy counter onto store shelves or online.
Expanding Access to Birth Control Gaining Bipartisan Support in Conn.
There appears to be increasing support for Connecticut to join many other states that allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control. The overall concept has bipartisan backing. “Access to birth control really is a fundamental right of women,” said Sen. Heather Somers, R – Groton. On Monday two republican state senators will speak about the bill they are co-sponsoring. “Many face…
Teen Interest in Long-Term Birth Control Soars After Turnover of Roe
Experts say the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling overturning Roe v. Wade appears to be sending more teens to their doctors in search of birth control, including long-acting reversible forms like intrauterine devices and implants. Waits for appointments are growing in some areas, Planned Parenthood is getting a flood of questions and doctors report demand even among teens who aren’t...
Drugmaker Seeks FDA Approval of First Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pill
A drug company is seeking U.S. approval for the first-ever birth control pill that women could buy without a prescription
Major Retailers Limit Sales of ‘Plan B' Over Supply Concerns
CVS Health, Rite Aid and Amazon announced Tuesday that they were limiting orders of emergency contraceptive pills to three per order in an effort to ensure “equitable access and consistent supply on store shelves.”
Draft Decision on Abortion Could Threaten Birth Control, Too
If the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade takes effect, it could also lead to tighter state restrictions on birth control, says Seema Mohapatra, law professor at Southern Methodist University.
Searches for Vasectomies Soar After Supreme Court Draft Leak
Searches for “vasectomy near me” were most popular in Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Florida.
Appeals Court Rules in Biden's Favor on Abortion Referrals
A court has allowed federally funded family planning clinics to continue to make abortion referrals for now.