Contraception When did something so right go so wrong

Capsule:
The latest debate about the contraceptive mandate within the U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the recommendations in the listing of recommended basic benefits by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) have struck me as quite odd.

Author:
Marcelle Cedars, M.D.

Volume 102, Issue 1, Pages 32–33

Abstract:
As a reproductive endocrinologist, I spend much of my day helping patients choose when and how to build families—or not to have a family at all. Accordingly, the latest debate about the contraceptive mandate within the U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the recommendations in the listing of recommended basic benefits by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) have struck me as quite odd. Let us start by talking about the contraceptive benefits, then discuss the important noncontraceptive aspects that often are ignored in the debate.

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