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Great News!

The Council applauds today’s decision from the Supreme Court. For Iowa, it means that the thousands of men and women who currently receive subsidies provided through Iowa’s health insurance marketplace will continue to have access to affordable health care coverage. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, in the 6 – 3 majority opinion for the court, “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them.”  We agree and join with our partners in celebrating this great news and what it means for Iowans seeking affordable coverage!

Teens Unfamiliar With Most Effective Form of Birth Control

U. S. News & World Report - By Kimberly Leonard

Teens are largely unfamiliar with the most effective type of birth control, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which encourages greater access to contraceptives other than condoms or pills to further reduce historically low teen pregnancy rates. 

When Social Media Companies Censor Sex Education

When The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy launched Bedsider three years ago, it wanted to create the “cool kid” of sexual health and contraceptive information. Bedsider live-tweets the Golden Globes, has a Frisky Friday newsletter full of sex tips, and tweets things like: “98 percent of women have used birth control. Not one of them?