More local attempts to limit women’s access to contraception have also been seen recently in states such as Ohio, where the state legislature proposed House Bill 351 to prohibit the use of drugs that prevent implantation, including IUDs
Without insurance. IUDs can cost upward of $1,000, making them a largely inaccessible form of birth control the uninsured or for women who’s insurance will no longer have to cover contraception. A 2012 study
found that when IUDs are made available at no cost, many women opted to use them instead of or in addition to other forms of contraception.
Direct Service Implications
For individuals in need of access to reproductive health care in New York City, various clinics and hospitals are available to provide a range of services and resources. For more information, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
has a comprehensive list or call 311 and ask for the Women’s Healthline which offers information and referrals for services.
Courtesy of McSilver Institute of Poverty Policy and Research who has kindly given SJS permission to syndicate this piece.
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