Although various types of contraceptive methods are available in Nigeria, about 20 percent of women say they're not able to access them. Sometimes their husbands stand in the way.
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August 9, 2011 Nigeria's birth rate remain high. Rather than reach out to women, one family planning program is reaching out to men to promote the use of long-term contraception.
August 4, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, an update on Syria, and the affects of a no-cost birth control mandate. In the second hour, linguist John McWhorter talks about his book, What Language Is, and filmmaker Greg Barker talks about his HBO documentary, Koran By Heart.
Before long, almost all insurers will have to cover birth control pills at no charge to women.
August 1, 2011 Starting a year from now, most new health insurance policies will have to include a comprehensive list of women's preventive health services with no copay or deductible. Under the rule, insurers would have to cover all prescription contraceptives approved by the FDA.
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The Mirena IUD made by Bayer.
June 24, 2011 Intrauterine devices for birth control got a boost from a leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists. In new guidelines to doctors, IUDs were deemed the most effective, reversible form of birth control.
Does your health insurance cover birth control pills?
June 9, 2011 Three-quarters of Americans favor insurance coverage of birth control pills, including under those policies bought with government assistance, an NPR-Thomson Reuters poll finds. Support is strongest among the young and those with at least a college degree.
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