Joda-Miller: Legislators must stand with women on reproductive health issues

Joda-Miller, Bilky

When it comes to reproductive health, women of color fare worse than white women in every aspect. Women of color are more likely than white women to experience unintended pregnancies, contract sexually transmitted infections and die in pregnancy or childbirth due to lack of access to contraception, comprehensive sex education and reproductive health care services like prenatal care.

I remember when I first got married, insurance companies provided birth control coverage. Then about a year after the birth of my daughter the insurance companies stopped coverage for birth control. At that time birth control was about $30.00 a pack, paying for birth control out of pocket wasn’t and still isn’t cheap.  Read More