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Women should have full choice of contraceptives
Sacramento Bee

More than 99 percent of women use birth control at some point in their lives, and more than half of all pregnancies are unintended. For many women, their first entry into the health care system is to obtain contraception.

That’s why Congress required insurance companies to cover the full range of Food and Drug Administration-approved methods of contraception with no out-of-pocket costs as part of the Affordable Care Act. Nearly 30 million women across the country have benefited from this provision since it went into effect in August 2010.