President Obama, flanked by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, announces the revamp of the contraception-care policy on Friday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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In 2002, state lawmakers in Massachusetts approved legislation requiring most employers to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees. One of the groups pushing for the law was the Coalition for Choice, led by Melissa Kogut (center). Lawrence Jackson/AP hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner says Congress will intervene if President Obama doesn't reconsider a decision to compel church-affiliated employers to cover birth control in their health care plans. Pete Marovich/Getty Images hide caption

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Plan B is available over the counter for people 17 and older. AP hide caption

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Many over-the-counter contraceptives contain a spermicide known as nonoxynol-9. Gretchen Cuda Kroen/For NPR hide caption

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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. GEORGE OSODI/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption


Health insurance plans may soon have to offer prescription contraception at no upfront cost to women. hide caption

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