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Revised Medicaid policy could reduce unintended pregnancies, save millions in health costs

A revised Medicaid sterilization policy that removes logistical barriers, including a mandatory 30-day waiting period, could potentially honor women’s reproductive decisions, reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and save $215 million in public health costs each year, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Their findings support growing evidence for the need to revisit a national policy that disproportionately affects low-income and minority women at h…

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/uop…

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