Contraceptives http://www.kunc.org en Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says http://www.kunc.org/post/closely-held-companies-can-refuse-cover-contraception-supreme-court-says The Supreme Court has ruled that family owned and other closely held companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's provisions for no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance if they have religious objections.<p>The owners of the Hobby Lobby chain of arts and crafts stores and those of another closely held company, Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., had objected on the grounds of religious freedom.<p>The ruling affirms a Hobby Lobby victory in a lower court and gives new standing to similar claims by other companies.<p><strong>Update at 1:15 p.m. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 58394 at http://www.kunc.org Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says 6 Questions About Contraception Coverage And The Supreme Court http://www.kunc.org/post/6-questions-about-contraception-coverage-and-supreme-court One of the most <a href="http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2014/march/20/supreme-court-arguments-contraception-mandate.aspx">watched issues</a> before the Supreme Court this term may turn on the question of religious freedom. But it will also likely determine how women will be able to access a key provision of the Affordable Care Act – one seeking to guarantee no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance plans.<p>The justices' ruling on <a href="http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/sebelius-v-hobby-lobby-stores-inc/">Sebelius v. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:19:00 +0000 57726 at http://www.kunc.org 6 Questions About Contraception Coverage And The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Case Goes Before Supreme Court http://www.kunc.org/post/hobby-lobby-contraceptive-case-goes-supreme-court The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in the latest challenge to the Obama health care overhaul.<p>This time the issue is whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to provide some, or potentially all, contraceptive services in health plans offered to employees. It is a case that touches lots of hot-button issues.<p>In enacting the ACA, Congress required large employers to provide basic preventive care for employees. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:33:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 54909 at http://www.kunc.org Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Case Goes Before Supreme Court Emergency Contraceptive Pill Might Be Ineffective For Obese http://www.kunc.org/post/emergency-contraceptive-pill-might-be-ineffective-obese The Food and Drug Administration says it is reviewing whether the maker of the most widely used emergency contraceptive pill needs to change its label in light of new evidence that it doesn't work to prevent pregnancy in overweight or obese women.<p>The word comes as <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/11/plan-b-morning-after-pill-weight-limit-pounds">news broke Monday</a> that makers of a similar product in Europe have re-labeled their "morning after pill" to reflect the latest scientific findings that the hormone levonorgestrel starts losing its effectiveness in women weighi Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:52:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 52316 at http://www.kunc.org Emergency Contraceptive Pill Might Be Ineffective For Obese Looking For Free Condoms? There's A Health Department App For That http://www.kunc.org/post/looking-free-condoms-theres-health-department-app Like radio, public health communication is all about figuring out how to connect with the audience.<p>New York City is betting that if you're anticipating a night of adventure, you might make use of the Find Condoms NYC app.<p>The <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nyc-condom-finder-by-nyc-health/id418902795?mt=8">app</a> scans the New York Health Department's list of 3,000 sites that distribute free condoms, and uses a smartphone's GPS to list and map the five closest spots. In the moment, convenience counts.<p>"Erm... Love this app," a reviewer writes on iTunes. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:34:00 +0000 48927 at http://www.kunc.org Looking For Free Condoms? There's A Health Department App For That