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Comment & Response
September 25, 2013

Controversy Over Contraception Coverage

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of General Internal Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

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JAMA. 2013;310(12):1287-1288. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.276752

To the Editor Dr Gossett and colleagues asserted that contraception is a fundamental preventive health service that should be federally mandated without exemption.1 A major flaw in the Viewpoint is that pregnancy was treated as a preventable disease. Women’s health is more fully promoted when women’s fertility is considered a natural, healthy state not in need of medication.

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