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Top Policy Issues
The contraceptive coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was meant to make it possible for women to access contraception without co-pays. In line with guidance concerning this provision, recently released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), this bill, known as the Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act (CCCA), requires insurers to cover ...Read more
The new federal health care reform law (the Affordable Care Act) made access to affordable health care coverage a reality for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. Learn more about the new health care law and it's impact on women's health.Read more
Funding for Family Planning New York’s family planning health centers provide primary and preventive health care services to more than 350,000 New Yorkers every year. Family planning services are critical to the health and well-being of the women and families of New York State.Read more
News + Views
Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy March 2, 2015 Yahoo Health A new study shows what would happen to the unplanned pregnancy rate if birth control pills were available over-the-counter. Making birth control over-the-counter could help to lower the rate of unplanned pregnancy for certain women, a new study suggests. The findings, recently published in the journal Contraception, ...
Saturday’s Moral Mondays march once again brought a multicultural crowd of thousands to Raleigh, N.C., protesting budget cuts and voting restrictions enacted by the state’s Republican Legislature. BY: DAVID SWERDLICK/THE ROOT Posted: Feb. 15 2015 12:05 PM Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 14: An African-American Muslim imam, Oliver Muhammad, offered the call to prayer; members of black Greek-letter fraternities ...
by Joan Malin It's almost Valentine's Day, a day often filled with expectations and excitement. But young people need more than just flowers and candy -- they need the information and skills to make healthy decisions when it comes to relationships and their sexual health. They need comprehensive, age-appropriate sex education in every school, kindergarten through ...