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True Story: I Buy Birth Control Out of a Trunk

Shayla Pierce of xoJane reflects on the struggle to afford contraception and how health insurance matters for the American dream. All this happened because I had the audacity to want to go to grad school. To make that happen, I had to put my grown-up life on hold and live in the back room of my mom's house until I got my fancy pants master’s degree. Having a kid in that situation would be beyond inconvenient.
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"Free" Birth Control: A Free Lunch?

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 years ago)

Starting in 2013, health insurance will be required to provide birth control without co-pays. Amanda Marcotte claims this will save money: These new contraception regulations will pay for themselves easily in the short term by reduc... Read Post

GOP Threatens Birth Control in Showdown

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root (11 months ago)

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Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root (2 years ago)

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