At the center of the debate: prescription contraceptives. Tim Matsui/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters picket in front of the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in New York City in 2006 for the removal of an age limit on the morning-after pill. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Plan B One-Step might be the only emergency contraceptive available to all ages without a prescription. ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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A small, plastic vaginal ring loaded up with an HIV drug protects monkeys from infection with simian immunodeficiency virus. Julie Sitney/Courtesy of the Population Council hide caption

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At the International AIDS conference, a female condom fashion show raised awareness about the rising need for more female condoms. Olwin Manyanye of Zimbabwe shows off one of the dresses decorated with a second-generation female condom, called "FC2." Benjamin Morris/NPR hide caption

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President Obama announces the revamp of his contraception policy requiring religious institutions to fully pay for birth control, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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