About 35 percent of the patients at this clinic in York, Pa., receive Medicaid. The clinic offers STD testing, cancer screening and contraception services as well as abortion services. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Public Clinics Fear Federal Cuts To Planned Parenthood Would Strand Patients

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Opponents of abortion rights gather at the Washington Monument to hear Vice President Pence speak at the March for Life rally on Friday. Tasos Katopodis /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Abortion, Goals Of Back-To-Back Marches Couldn't Be More Different

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The U.S. abortion rate is at the lowest recorded point since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Katie Park/NPR hide caption

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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 It's unclear what will happen to coverage if the act is repealed or amended.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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A birth control pill for men remains an elusive dream. BSIP/UIG/Getty Images 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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The range of preventive health services covered without a copay could be extended to include condoms and vasectomies. Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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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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Birth control pills are 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy, research shows — but only if you remember to take them as prescribed. Rod-shaped implants, T-shaped IUDs and vaginal rings are other options. BSIP/Science Source hide caption

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Bayer HealthCare, of Whippany, N.J., brought Essure to market in 2002 as a nonsurgical alternative for women seeking sterilization. Bayer acknowledges the device can lead to complications, but says they are rare. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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When health care providers have the latest information on various birth control methods, research suggests, more of their patients who use birth control choose a long-acting reversible method, like the IUD. iStockphoto hide caption

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