Contraception controversy. A showdown between the White House and the Catholic Church is heating up over the president’s mandate to make birth control free.
Catholic leaders are outraged. New federal health care mandates say religious organizations must include birth control coverage in their health plans. But the leader of Baltimore Catholics says that will never happen.
A majority of medical experts has voted that Yaz and other popular birth control pills remain a beneficial option for women, despite an increasing number of studies suggesting the drugs are more likely to cause dangerous blood clots than older birth control pills.
Birth control may soon be available for free for millions of women. The Institute of Medicine has recommended the government require health insurance providers to cover contraception without co-payments.
Maryland has become the first state to approve the use of Gonacon, a deer birth control product, but the state’s director of wildlife said Friday he can’t imagine it ever being used in what he termed the open landscape.