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Recent Headlines

HHS Updates Contraceptive Coverage Rules for Not-for-Profits, Considers Changes for Businesses
HHS on Friday announced two rules designed to preserve contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148) in light of recent court decisions on the issue, MSNBC reports.

Some Insurers Failing To Cover All Contraceptives; Ill. Revises Medicaid Rules To Boost Access
Some insurers that are required to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148) are only providing coverage for a limited number of methods, Kaiser Health News reports.

Study Suggests Disparities in Infertility Treatment
White, heterosexual women are more likely to seek infertility treatment than women who are racial minorities, bisexual or lesbian, a recent study in Health Psychology found, according to HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report.

NYT Editorial Applauds City Council Speaker for Sharing HPV Diagnosis
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito deserves praise for tweeting that she has the human papillomavirus, a New York Times editorial states.

Blogs Discuss 'Part-Time Penalty' Hurting Working Moms, Transgender Lobby Day, More
Read the week's best commentaries from bloggers at the New York Times, NOW and more.

Video Round Up: Abortion Provider Explains Threats to Clinics, Anti-Choice Activists Track Patients
Abortion provider Willie Parker describes how state restrictions are making it harder for women to access the procedure. We also feature a video from two Texas reproductive-rights groups that includes undercover audio from a training session for antiabortion-rights activists.

Women's Health Policy Report Will Not Publish Aug. 25-Sept. 1
The Women's Health Policy Report will be on a publishing break from Monday, Aug. 25 through Monday, Sept. 1. The report resumes publication on Tuesday, Sept. 2.