Aug 22, 2014 — An insurer denied free coverage for NuvaRing, a small birth control device that works for three weeks at a time by releasing hormones similar to those used by birth control pills.
Jul 23, 2014 — New York and five other states are helping women on Medicaid get contraception immediately after giving birth. New moms can get an IUD or long-acting implant before leaving the hospital.
Jul 15, 2014 — The recent Supreme Court ruling gives employers more latitude in refusing to pay for certain kinds of birth control for employees. But most companies won't go that route, analysts predict.
Feb 9, 2014 — The drug company Merck has agreed to settle with thousands of claimants who sued over the contraceptive NuvaRing. When it comes to side effects, so how do women make a decision that works for them?
Feb 6, 2014 — Women face a higher risk of stroke than men. But until now there haven't been guidelines specific to women for managing the risk. New recommendations say women should start thinking about reducing their stroke risk early on, when they're thinking about getting pregnant or avoiding pregnancy.
Jan 21, 2014 — Screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies are supposed to be covered under the Affordable Care Act. But some people are finding that they still end up having to pay for anesthesia and other associated services. And not all insurers are covering all forms of birth control.
Dec 19, 2013 — The legal wrangling over who should be allowed to buy the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill without a prescription came to an end this year. A federal judge ruled that the emergency contraceptive couldn't be withheld from girls 16 and younger. Despite the legal ruling, many Americans support age minimums and parental consent.
Nov 18, 2013 — The ebb and flow of estrogen levels in a women's monthly cycle may have a protective effect on the eye's retina, ophthalmologists say. And that fluctuation could explain a possible connection between birth control pills and glaucoma. Women who have taken the pill a long time may want to consider glaucoma screening.
Oct 6, 2013 — Intrauterine devices are more than 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. But misnomers about side effects and high initial costs have kept many women in the U.S. from using them.
Jul 24, 2013 — Plan B One-Step, which costs around $50, will be available on pharmacy and other retail shelves without age restriction. But the much cheaper, two-pill versions will remain behind the pharmacy counter, with prescriptions required for those under age 17.