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ID:

638

Date:

2013-05-13

Headline:

Freedom of Information Act Used To Push IHS To Offer Plan B Over the Counter

Reporter's name:

Eisa Ulen

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Indian Country Today Media Network

City:

New York, NY

Summary:

Although the Food & Drug Administration made the "morning-after pill" available on an over-the-counter basis to any woman over 15, units of the Indian Health Service (IHS) were failing to broaden access as required. After activists filed a FOIA request, one of the requesters concluded that "almost all" IHS units are now providing the drug. (A statement from IHS declares that "Emergency contraception is available in IHS federally-run facilities.")

Notes:

(Indian Country Today Media Network.com provides an organizational address in New York, NY; this article did not include a city- or state-specific byline.)

Keywords:

Indian, Native American, Food & Drug Administration, FDA, Indian Health Service, IHS, Department of Health & Human Services, HHS, morning-after pill, Plan B, emergency contraception, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center, NAWHERC

URL:

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/05/13/freedom-information-act-used-push-ihs-offer-plan-b-over-counter-149323


Agencies:

FDA
HHS

States:

SD

Categories:

American Indian affairs
civil rights
justice


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