Fetterman introduces legislation to make birth control more convenient

BY: - July 20, 2023

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., introduced legislation on Thursday that would allow people covered by private health insurers to receive a full year’s supply of their contraception at the time a prescription is issued, rather than the current limit of a three-month supply. “A woman’s right to make her own health care decisions is sacred […]

A close up of a packet of birth control pills (Getty Images).

Over-the-counter birth control would be a game changer | Opinion

BY: - July 18, 2023

By Sonali Kolhatkar A federal advisory committee has unanimously recommended that the Food and Drug Administration allow the sale of Opill, an over-the-counter birth control pill. Coming amid a widespread assault on reproductive health care, this could be a game-changer. Margery Gass, an advisory committee member and an emerita professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati, told The Washington […]

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.(left), U.S. Sen. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.(center), and U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning, D-N.C., speak at a press conference on contraception access outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, June 14, 2023. (Photo by Jennifer Shutt for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Congressional Dems renew push to protect access to birth control

BY: - June 14, 2023

'Millions of people use contraception and they have for decades, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said Wednesday.