Chile surpasses America on women's health

From April Howard via Onnesha Roychoudhuri comes this newsbite...


Any woman over 14 can now ask a physician for a prescription for birth control without the permission of her parents, and the contraceptives, including the morning after pill, will be provided free by the public health care system.
Just so we all know what we're talking about here, the morning after pill is virtually a condom in terms of its function. It prevents pregnancy from occurring and has NOTHING to do with the cessation of cell division... (UpsideDownWorld)

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