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Current Contraceptive Status Among Women Aged 15-44: United States, 2011-2013

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db173.pdf

Describes patterns of contraceptive use among women of child-bearing age by the most commonly used methods.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Health Insurance Exchanges: Coverage of Non-excepted Abortion Services by Qualified Health Plans

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665800.pdf

This report describes whether non-excepted abortion services are covered by qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act within the 28 states with no laws restricting such coverage for the 2014 benefit year and provides additional information, such as the scope and cost of non-excepted abortion services coverage, for selected QHPs that cover such services.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Administration Takes Steps to Ensure Women’s Continued Access to Contraception Coverage, While Respecting Religious-based Objections

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2014pres/08/20140822a.html

Press release explaining proposed revision to regulations relating to contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act to relieve nonprofit organizations and closely held corporations with religious objections from being required to fund such coverage for employees.  From the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Nonmarital Births: An Overview

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Births/Deaths,Children,Marriage/Family,Women

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43667.pdf

Explores the trends and reasons that nonmarital births are higher (41%) in the 2008-2013 period than formerly (28% in 1990 and 11% in 1970), discusses some of the characteristics of unwed mothers, and the role of cohabitation in producing more nonmarital births.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

McCullen v. Coakley, Attorney General of Massachusetts

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/12-1168.pdf

Unanimous Supreme Court decision that a Massachusetts law, which set up a buffer zone between protestors and the entrance to abortion clinics, is an unconstitutional restriction on protestors’ rights. From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

 

Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr6304a1.htm

Offers recommendations on  how to provide quality family planning services including contraceptive services, pregnancy testing, basic infertility services, and sexually transmitted disease services.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Issues in the U.S. Ratification Debate

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Marriage/Family,Treaties,United Nations

http://mspbwatcharchive.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/20131031_the-united-nations-convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-issues-in-the-u-s-ratification-debate.pdf

Discusses areas of debate over whether the U.S. should join 138 other countries in ratifying the UN CRPD treaty.  Areas of debate include alleged loss of U.S. sovereignty, parental rights, and the issue of abortion.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Merit Systems Protection Board

 

Use of Family Planning and Related Medical Services Among Women Aged 15-44 in the United States: National Survey of Family Growth, 2006-2010

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr068.pdf

43 million women received family planning or related services  within the previous 12 months during the 2006-2010 period.  Pap tests and pelvic exams were the most common services received followed by receipt of a method of birth control.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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