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02 August 2011

US approves free birth control

US health insurance companies are to offer women free birth control and other preventive health care services under Obama administration rules released this week.

US health insurance companies must offer women free birth control and other preventive health care services under Obama administration rules, according to a historic decision supported by family planning groups and opposed by conservative groups.

The recommendation faced opposition from conservative and religious groups that balked at using taxpayer money to cover birth control, especially the "morning-after pill".

Guidelines are 'historic'

 
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