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Saturday 30 November 2013
Health News

in brief: US supreme court to hear challenge against healthcare plans including birth control

Bridget Conway
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The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge from corporations that believe the recent Affordable Care Act (ACA) shouldn’t provide access to free birth control including the pill and IUDs. Hobby Lobby, a craft store chain, and Conestoga Wood, a cabinet manufacturer, are the two companies that are challenging the Act based upon…
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Tuesday 26 November 2013
News World

in brief: morning after pill might not work for the average woman

Matilda Mornane
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    A new, startling discovery reports that the morning after pill, NorLevo, isn’t always effective for women who weigh over 74 kgs, and will not work at all for women who weigh more than 79 kgs. NorLevo is made by French manufacturer HRA Pharma, and the company has recently revised its packaging to indicate…
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Wednesday 24 July 2013

in brief: bindi irwin calls for better family planning methods in developing world

Broede Carmody

  Bindi Irwin has joined the birth control debate, saying she is upset that young girls in poor countries are having children they simply cannot feed. The daughter of the late Steve Iriwn turns 15 today. In an interview with News Corp, Ms Irwin said she wanted to use her time in the media spotlight…
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