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Native American Women Deserve the Same Reproductive Health Care as Any Other Woman, No Questions Asked


Imagine being blocked completely when trying to access the same emergency contraception that every other woman can get by walking into their neighborhood pharmacy. That’s what Native American women have faced for years.

Last week, after years of advocacy by the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center, Native American women, the ACLU, Amnesty International, and numerous other reproductive justice partners, Indian Health Services finally updated its policy to require its facilities provide Plan B emergency contraception, the morning after pill, according to FDA guidelines. In other words, Native American women can finally have access to EC on the same terms as anyone else living in the United States.


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