Women’s Health Coverage at Risk After New Mandate

Recently, over 55 million women were put at risk of losing their full coverage of birth control through their employer after a mandate was pulled back under the current administration. The new regulation gives employers the ‘right to deny’ in favor of exercising the employer’s own morals and strongly held religious beliefs. The incredible disconnect from an employer’s religious beliefs and a woman’s health is too great to ignore and has triggered several lawsuits. These regulations have officially placed women as second class citizens with a complete disregard to their health.

First, let’s educate ourselves on the health benefits of using birth control and why it’s the single most prescribed medication for women’s health (spoiler: it does more than avoid pregnancy).  The pill is commonly prescribed to women as medication to treat a myriad of health issues that if left untreated can lead to life-threatening consequences.

Here are 8:

  1. Ovarian Cysts , Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

  2. Lower risk of colon cancer

  3. Lower risk of Ovarian cancer

  4. Ease crippling menstrual cramps & heavy bleeding

  5. Lower risk of type 2 diabetes

  6. Sleep apnea

  7. Depression, Anxiety and Eating disorders

  8. Acne