Tag Archives: contraceptives

Patients Are The New Partners In Reproductive Health Research

My overlapping identities as both a volunteer and a patient at a safety-net clinic in San Francisco taught me the impact of patient-centered care and increased my understanding of the issues we face as underserved women.

May 18, 2016

Zubik v. Burwell Oral Arguments: Under Contraceptive Coverage Accommodation, Conscientious Objectors Or Collaborators? (Update)

Yesterday, the Supreme Court again heard oral arguments in a case involving the Affordable Care Act. Zubik v. Burwell, involves a challenge to the accommodation offered to religious organizations that object to covering contraceptives under the ACA’s preventive services coverage mandate.

March 24, 2016

How Safety Concerns About Essure Reveal A Path To Better Device Tracking

The FDA convened a public advisory committee meeting to discuss safety concerns about the Essure, a permanent birth control device, after being prompted by complaints about unusual side effects that were not reflected in the labeling. The ad hoc nature of such meetings is a product of the...

October 15, 2015

How Texas Lawmakers Continue To Undermine Women’s Health

Beyond limited access to health coverage, Texas consistently has lackluster health indicators -- particularly with regard to sexual and reproductive health care.

May 20, 2015

Implementing Health Reform: Clarifying Requirements For Coverage Of Contraceptives And Other Preventive Services

The federal government has issued guidance clarifying the responsibilities of insurers and group health plans to cover contraceptives and other preventive services, in response to reports of coverage omissions.

May 12, 2015