Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Native American Women Will Finally Have Improved Access to Emergency Contraception


The Indian Health Service (IHS) released a long overdue policy last week that will make over-the-counter emergency contraception more accessible for Native American women of all ages.

The policy comes more than two years after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted age restrictions on certain emergency contraceptive pills and more than six months after a group of U.S. senators called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a policy that would ensure access for women who rely on IHS.


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