Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

HIGHLIGHTS as of October 1, 2014

In September, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation that amends the state’s contraceptive coverage requirements by requiring that health plans cover all contraceptive methods, including nonprescription methods and voluntary sterilization, without co-payments, restrictions or delays. The new law is designed to prevent plans from requiring a woman to try a different method before covering the woman’s first choice for contraception, or charging co-payments or denying coverage for methods such as the IUD, the ring and the patch.

Read about sexual and reproductive health and rights in the states (updated each month).

Read about the current status of state policies (updated each month).

See a chart of laws enacted in 2014 (updated each month).

Read an overview of state policy developments in the first half of 2014.

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