TITLE

Free birth control urged as preventive health measure

AUTHOR(S)
Vogel, Lauren
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/6/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 12, pE795
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) urges the coverage of birth control devices and pills by all health insurance plans. It states that IOM based its recommendation on systematic reviews indicating the effectiveness of contraceptive counseling and contraception in reduction of unintended pregnancies. It says that other IOM recommendations include gestational diabetes screening, DNA testing for women in high human papillomavirus risk, and annual sexual counseling.
ACCESSION #
65927992

 

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