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Prevention First Act of 2007 (S. 21) Re- introduced in the 110th Congress

Breaking News

Prevention First Act of 2007 (S. 21) Re- introduced in the 110th Congress. NLIRH applauds the re-introduction of the Prevention First Act which addresses reproductive health care access.

What is it?

Prevention First aggregates seven family planning-related bills designed to expand access to health care services and education programs that help reduce unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and the need for abortion.

 Namely, Prevention first

 1) increases Title X funding;

2) expands state options to cover family planning for more low-income individuals;

3) end health insurance discrimination against women who seek prescription coverage;

4) fund emergency contraception (EC) education;

5) provide EC to sexual assault survivors upon request in hospital emergency rooms;

6) prevent teen pregnancy; and

7) ensure that any education concerning the use of contraception is medically accurate and includes information about both the health benefits and failure rates of contraceptives.

What does this mean for Latinas?

If this legislation passes many Latinas will have access to reproductive health services through community clinics that will provide EC education and contraception, such as birth control. NLIRH will continue to monitor the progress of this important piece of legislation.