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Major health system stops, then resumes Plan B amid Missouri’s abortion ban ambiguity

Saint Luke’s Health System, which operates several hospitals in the Kansas City area, said it was concerned about the risk of criminal prosecution by offering the emergency contraceptive.

The U.S. will offer nearly 300,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine in the coming weeks

The Department of Health and Human Services will make 296,000 doses available in the coming weeks, and expects a total of 1.6 million doses to be available in the U.S. by the end of the year.

Emergency contraception pills are safe and effective, but not always available

To best protect against unintended pregnancy, emergency contraceptives like Plan B or Ella need to be taken within five days of unprotected sex, but a large number of pharmacies don’t stock the pills.

Instagram and Facebook begin removing posts offering abortion pills

Social media posts ostensibly aimed to help women living in states where preexisting laws banning abortion suddenly snapped into effect last Friday.

Where to find emergency contraception now that Roe is gone

With access to safe and legal abortions coming into question, emergency contraception will be more important than ever. However, finding that contraception at the local pharmacy is no easy task.

An OB/GYN in Texas reflects how the end of Roe will affect her work

Just days after Roe was overturned, NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, who had offered abortion care as part of her practice.

Answering immediate questions on abortion rights after the Supreme Court decision

NPR’s Elissa Nadworny speaks with Mary Ziegler of the UC Davis School of Law about uncertainties and likely legal battles in post-Roe America.

Texas has banned almost all abortions — but it’s taken decades

Nine years ago, state Sen. Wendy Davis stopped a vote on a bill that would have forced Texas abortion facilities to close. Now abortions will soon be illegal in the state with few exceptions.

One gynecologist illuminates for patients how abortion clinics will change

NPR’s Susan Davis speaks with Dr. Charlie Browne, a Seattle-based abortion provider, about how the end of Roe v. Wade will affect his work.

Abortion providers shift practices as states enact bans

When Dr. Maya Bass moved from Oklahoma to Philadelphia, she would regularly fly back to her former home state to perform abortions. Now, she has a different plan.

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