Amidst a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where women and girls have been primary victims of civil strife and war, comes a ray of hope.
Women gain free access to a range of preventive health services, including contraceptives, screenings and well-woman visits, thanks to provisions in the Affordable Care Act that take effect today.
As an expert panel described Monday at the George Washington University Hospital, the Women’s Health Initiative — a study created by the Department of Health and Human Services in 1991 to research major health problems in older women — created a firestorm 10 years ago and has been questioned ever since.
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The Institute of Medicine convened a group of specialists that recommends specific preventive services for women, such as free contraception, be included under the healthcare reform law. Among others, panel also recommends free coverage for gestational diabetes screening tests; domestic violence screening and counseling; and breastfeeding counseling and supplies.
The Institute of Medicine will release a report next week with recommendations of preventive services for women that should be offered at a reduced cost under the Affordable Care Act.