Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers are required to cover birth control with no copay. It's unclear what will happen to coverage if the act is repealed or amended. B. Boissonnet/BSIP/Getty Images hide caption

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Access To Abortion Could Be Curtailed Under Trump Administration

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A birth control pill for men remains an elusive dream. BSIP/UIG/Getty Images hide caption

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Male Birth Control Study Killed After Men Report Side Effects

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The study looked at the relationship between women who used hormonal birth control, and antidepressant use, and diagnoses of serious depression. AJPhoto/Science Source hide caption

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A number of states recently have dedicated more money to educating women and health care providers about the 99 percent effectiveness of long-acting, reversible forms of contraception, like the intrauterine device, or IUD — shown here. Michael Tomsic/WFAE hide caption

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Long-Term, Reversible Contraception Gains Traction With Young Women

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A New Course At Arkansas Colleges: How To Not Get Pregnant

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Puerto Rican OB-GYNs Offer Free Birth Control To Fight Zika

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Though the federal Affordable Care Act requires health insurers to cover many types of contraception, a vasectomy is not one of them. Charles Thatcher/Getty Images hide caption

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Vermont Insurers Must Now Cover Vasectomies

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Pharmacists in California will have to give women a short health consultation before providing contraceptives without a prescription. Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Do Women Need Periods?

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