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LARC Use Up Sharply Since 2002
The use of long-acting reversible contraceptives increased from 1.5% in 2002 to 7.2% between 2011 and 2013 among U.S. women ages 15 to 44, according to a new report from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, Time reports.

Study Finds Nine-Strain HPV Vaccine Highly Effective
A vaccine that targets nine human papillomavirus strains that are known to cause cancer was highly effective at preventing disease, according to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, MedPage Today's "The Gupta Guide" reports.

Federal Judge Upholds San Francisco Ban on Misleading, False Ads by Crisis Pregnancy Centers
A federal judge on Friday rejected a lawsuit challenging a 2011 San Francisco ordinance (212-11) that bars antiabortion-rights crisis pregnancy centers from using misleading or false advertising, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Ark. Gov Signs Measure To Restrict Medication Abortion
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) has signed a measure (SB 53) into law that will require physicians to administer medication abortion drugs in person, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.

Blogs Comment on Bill Requiring STI Test Before Marriage, Lawsuit Over Hospital Abortion Access, More
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Colo. House Committee Advances Bill To Preserve Funding for State Family Planning Initiative
A Colorado House committee on Tuesday voted 8-5 to advance a bill (HB 15-1194) that would use $5 million from the state's general fund to continue a program that helps improve access to long-acting reversible contraceptives among low-income women, the Denver Post reports.

ACLU of Wash. Sues Public Hospital District Over Access to Abortion Services
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington on Thursday filed a lawsuit against a public hospital district, accusing it of violating a state law that requires medical facilities in the state that provide maternity care to also offer abortion services, Reuters reports.

Idaho Telemedicine Abortion Ban Advances; Lawmaker Draws Attention With Unusual Question
An Idaho House committee on Monday voted 13-4 to advance a measure (HB 154) that would bar the use of telemedicine in administering medication abortion, the AP/Idaho Statesman reports.

Survey: Many Parents Misinformed About HPV Vaccine
Many parents lack important information about the human papillomavirus and the HPV vaccine, according to a new survey by Planned Parenthood Federation of American and New York University's Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, Yahoo! Health reports.

Blogs Comment on Upcoming ACA Supreme Court Case, More
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