When I went to urgent care after stepping on a sharp metal object in the driveway (thanks, dear!), I was told I should take a round of antibiotics. The doctor was nice enough, informing me that the antibiotics would interfere with my contraceptive method, and therefore I should use a backup method for the next month. It was nothing I didn't already know, and yet I left thinking, "That's not the way I would have phrased that."
Okay, I say that a lot. Obviously I'm the kind of person with certain ideas about how health care should and should not be. But I really mean that here... that is not the way I would have phrased that.
Earelier this month, the Affordable Care Act went into effect, giving women specifically increased access to preventative care and support. While the health care bill has obvious short-comings, women's health advocates celebrated the accomplishment, primarily the new contraception without copay rule that will benefit many (but not all) women using birth control.