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Recent Headlines

Insured Women Increasingly Pay Nothing Out of Pocket for Contraceptives, Guttmacher Survey Finds
Sixty-seven percent of U.S. women with private health coverage paid no out-of-pocket costs for oral contraceptives this spring, compared with 15% of women in fall 2012, before the Affordable Care Act's (PL 111-148) contraceptive coverage benefits took effect, according to a new Guttmacher Institute study, the Seattle Times' "Healthcare Checkup" reports.

States Mull Surrogacy Regulations
In the absence of federal rules on surrogacy, many states are considering their own regulations for the practice and seeking a "middle ground" on the sometimes politically sensitive issue, the New York Times reports.

Study Finds Urine Tests Accurately Detect HPV
Urine tests for human papillomavirus could be a viable alternative to conventional Pap tests, according to a meta-analysis published in BMJ, Time reports.

Blogs Discuss Telemedicine Abortion Ruling, Miscarriage Care, Helms Amendment, More
Read the week's best commentaries from bloggers at RH Reality Check, the Reproductive Health Access Project and more.

Video Round Up: Abortion Care Returns to Rio Grande Valley for Now, Wendy Davis Interviewed
In today's video clips, the CEO of a network of Texas women's health clinics discusses restoring abortion services in a region heavily impacted by a restrictive state abortion law. We also feature an interview with Texas Sen. Wendy Davis on why she didn't share her personal abortion story during her historic filibuster.