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Congress improves access to contraceptives for women in the military

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About 15 percent of the U.S. military are women, and of those, 97 percent are of reproductive age. Yet women in the military have reported encountering trouble getting access to contraceptives; military clinics run out and shipments take too long to come in. Unsurprisingly, women in the Army have higher rates of unplanned pregnancy than other populations, but that could change. A new bill passed last week mandates that military clinics must stock and dispense all FDA-approved contraceptives.

Read the full story at The New York Times.

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