Science, Health and Technology
8:20 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Study: For Women, Free Birth Control Doesn't Lead To Risky Sex

IUDs and implants are 20 times more effective at preventing pregnancy than short-term birth control options like the pill, patch, or vaginal ring (pictured).

Originally published on Sun March 9, 2014 9:48 pm

New research out of Washington University has found that giving women free birth control does not increase risky sexual behavior.

The analysis included 7,751 St. Louis-area women between the ages of 14 and 45.

It was part of an even larger effort called the Contraceptive CHOICE Project, whose goal is to promote the use of long-term contraceptive methods like intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants.

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9:01 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Senate committee approves employer contraception insurance bill

Legislation would allow employers to deny insurance coverage for birth control and other contraceptives.

Legislation that would allow employers to block insurance coverage for birth control, abortions and sterilizations, all for religious reasons, has passed a Missouri Senate committee.

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AM Newscasts
8:53 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Newscast for February 15, 2012

A bill now before the Missouri Senate lets employers block coverage for birth control products.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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5:18 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Missouri's senators at odds on contraception coverage

Roy Blunt in Columbia on Saturday.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Obama administration continues to come under fire for a rule that would make religious organizations cover contraceptives under employees' health care plans. A compromise announced on Friday has not placated the president's critics, including members of Missouri's congressional delegation.

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