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.
Health insurance plans may soon have to offer prescription contraception at no upfront cost to women.
July 19, 2011 A study from the Institute of Medicine calls for free contraception for women as well as additional services to be added to the list of preventive care women should be offered with no cost-sharing.
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July 19, 2011 Is birth control part of preventive care for women? That's the question before an independent panel of experts. And their decision could force insurance companies to fully cover the cost of the pill and other prescription contraceptives.
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