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Obama To Approve Free Birth Control

The Obama administration has a plan to include birth control methods to the federal government’s list of preventive health services, according to the LA Times.

The reasoning behind the proposed addition seems to stem from numbers that claim women with unplanned pregnancies were more likely to put off or neglect prenatal care and to smoke, drink or experience depression.

If ultimately approved, the new insurance package could include screening for gestational diabetes, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) in women over 30, counseling for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, lactation counseling, screening for domestic violence and yearly wellness visits.

All US approved birth control methods would be included in the plan.