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Free Choice in Family Planning Act Heads to Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO – SB 743 Seeks to Protect Reproductive Health Access in Trump Era. Last week, SB 743 – the Freedom of Choice in Family Planning Act – cleared the California State Legislature and will head to the Governor’s desk for signature.  The measure, authored by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-Azusa) and co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and Essential Access Health, would ensure that millions of Californians enrolled in Medi-Cal managed care plans will continue to access essential health services like time-sensitive contraception and STD testing and treatment from providers they trust for high quality care.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Today the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (Labor-HHS) spending package for fiscal year (FY) 2018 that maintains Title X federal family planning funding at current levels of $287 million and if enacted, will protect access to essential health services for the millions of low-income individuals that rely on Title X for care across the country. Over 1,000,000 women, men and teens are served by...

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A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters

New York Times - In studies, some men have complained that “condoms tend to slip off,” said Ron Frezieres, a vice president for research and evaluation at Essential Access Health, a nonprofit. And sometimes larger condoms actually felt tight because ”shorter men had a big roll of latex at the base of the penis.”