Sexual health: IOM recommends free birth control under health care reform law

The IOM [Institute of Medicine]  said “the full range of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling” should be covered for “all women with reproductive capacity.”

It also recommends coverage for annual HIV tests for sexually active women, annual counseling on other sexually transmitted diseases and — for women older than 30 — testing for the human papillomavirus.

Screenings for domestic violence also should be covered, the IOM said.

http://feministing.com/2011/07/19/breaking-iom-recommends-free-birth-control-under-health-care-reform-law/

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