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Datapoint: Gap From Age at First Sex to First Marriage and Birth Increases for Women
Compared with several decades ago, women today face a longer time period from when they start having sex until they have their first child, a new study finds. The findings underscore the need for access to effective contraception during those years.

Miss. Gov. Bryant Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) on Wednesday signed into law legislation (HB 1400) that bans abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Reuters reports.

Okla. Gov. Fallin Signs Medication Abortion Restrictions
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) on Tuesday signed into law a bill (HB 2684) that will restrict the use of medication abortion drugs in the state, the AP/New York Times reports.

CMS Clarifies Medicaid Family Planning Coverage Under ACA
CMS last week issued a notice to state Medicaid directors clarifying what family planning services the program is required to cover under the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148), Modern Healthcare reports.

Fla. Bill Making Fetal Harm a Crime Heads To Gov.
The Florida Senate on Wednesday approved legislation (HB 59) that would make it a crime to injure or kill a fetus at any stage of development, the Bradenton Herald reports.

Datapoint: Gap From Age at First Sex to First Marriage and Birth Increases for Women
Compared with several decades ago, women today face a longer time period from when they start having sex until they have their first child, a new study finds. The findings underscore the need for access to effective contraception during those years.