The one-child policy is history, but rules in China still restrict families

Oct 13, 2020
Some Chinese couples aren't interested in having more than one child, while unmarried woman aren't allowed to have children at all.
Zhuang Mengyi left a good job in Beijing to raise her son in the cheaper countryside.
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Cost of child rearing in China hinders baby boom

Oct 9, 2020
Besides the high costs of raising children, the cost of living is often cited as one of the key deterrents for young parents.
Fang Zixian and his abundance of toys — the first generation in his family to have such items.
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Employers may opt out of providing free birth control, Supreme Court rules

Jul 8, 2020
Over religious or moral objections, employers can deny the coverage that's required by the Affordable Care Act.
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Birth control access is a priority for some women post-election

Nov 14, 2016
If Trump and the Republicans pursue their plan to repeal Obamacare, what will happen to birth control? Currently, many types of contraception are available at no out-of-pocket cost. While health care lawyers are debating how quickly the law could be changed, many women are booking visits to their OB-GYNs to get care now — in […]
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Women's health under the Trump administration

Nov 11, 2016
Access to low-cost birth control and funding for Planned Parenthood might change.
Right now, under the Affordable Care Act, many women have access to free birth control pills and other low-cost contraception. In January, that could change.
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Push for IUDs comes from many sides

Sep 30, 2014
Health groups, nonprofits and drug companies have touted intrauterine devices.

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President Obama compromises on contraception

Feb 10, 2012
Under the new plan, even women who work for religious employers will have access to free birth control. It's all because of an insurance company workaround.

Pfizer recalls a million birth control packs

Feb 1, 2012
Drug giant Pfizer is asking women around the country to return certain birth control pills under fears they weren't packaged correctly.