Tag Archives: Emergency contraception

Does Your Local Hospital Refuse to Provide Emergency Contraception to Rape Victims?

In Pennsylvania, hospitals that refuse to provide sexual-assault patients with emergency contraception due to stated moral or religious belief must submit that decision to the state department of health, so that Pennsylvanians have the information necessary to seek standard medical … Continue reading

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A Lawsuit in Federal Court Seeks to Lift the Obama Administration’s Emergency Contraception Decision

A federal district court in New York is considering “whether to force the federal government to lift the age restrictions on over-the-counter sale of emergency contraceptives.” This lawsuit, brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights, alleges that the Food and … Continue reading

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FDA Will Review New Morning-After Pill

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will review a new emergency contraception (morning after) pill that is effective up to five days after unprotected sex- two days longer than levonorgestrel (Plan B). The new morning after pill, … Continue reading

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Patients Are Denied Health Care on Ideological Grounds

A recent study by the National Health Law Program reveals that an increasing number of patients are being denied medical care because of the religious, ideological, or personal views of the treating medical personnel or hospital. The kinds of care … Continue reading

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Senators Franken and Snowe Working for Servicewomen’s Reproductive Rights

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) may have only been in the Senate for a short time, but he’s been using that time to advance women’s reproductive rights in really great ways. In October we wrote about his amendment to the appropriations … Continue reading

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Plan B Access in Western Pennsylvania

In the summer of 2009, the interns and staff at the western Pennsylvania office of the Women’s Law Project replicated work that was done in 2007 to gauge the availability of emergency contraception (specifically, Plan B) in several counties in … Continue reading

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FDA Approves One-Pill Plan B and Lowers Age Requirement for OTC Use

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a one-pill version of Plan B, called Plan B One Step. Additionally, the FDA has approved marketing the drug to women age 17 and older. In a press release, the FDA said that … Continue reading

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