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Coverage of Gynecological Care and Contraception


Gynecological services are vital for women throughout their lifetimes. Pap smears, breast exams, counseling, and contraceptive care are important preventive services, but women often do not get these at levels recommended by experts. This fact sheet summarizes coverage of gynecological care and contraceptives. It focuses on women’s use of services, types of providers, and types of insurance. Special emphasis is given to uninsured women and those with Medicaid coverage.