Birth Control

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill To End Forced Sterilization For Female Inmates

Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will prohibit California prisons from forcing women to be sterilized for birth control.

09/26/2014

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

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Brown Signs Bill Allowing Nurses To Prescribe Birth Control

During a visit to a Los Angeles Planned Parenthood clinic, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that allows nurses to dispense birth control, making it easier for women to get contraceptives.

09/22/2012

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Opinion: Akin’s Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP Platform

The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.

08/21/2012

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Opinion: Despite Denials Akin’s Comments Are Part GOP War On Women

Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.

08/20/2012

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Planned Parenthood Sets Up Shop At Roosevelt High To Reduce Teen Pregnancies

Planned Parenthood and the Los Angeles Unified School District have teamed up in an unusual collaboration to reduce the number of unplanned teen pregnancies at Roosevelt High School.

06/05/2012

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California Bill Would Allow Nurses To Prescribe Birth Control Pills

California women would no longer have to make an appointment with a doctor to get birth control pills under a bill approved by the state Assembly.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/31/2012

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Multiple Birth Control Pills Recalled Due To Packaging Error

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals is recalling multiple lots of birth-control pills because of a packaging error that could lead to incorrect dosing and unintended pregnancies.

09/16/2011

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Birth Control Will Soon Be Free For All Women With Health Insurance

Insurers must now cover the entire cost of birth control for women, the Obama administration announced Monday.

08/01/2011

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Is Your Birth Control Pill Raising Your Risk For Blood Clots?

Researchers say women who take newer versions of birth control pills are more likely to develop blood clots.

04/25/2011

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