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Patient Mistrust and Poor Access Hamper Federal Efforts to Overhaul Family Planning  

By Editor - Mon Nov 21, 4:05 am

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JACKSON, Miss. — Two years ago, after an emergency cesarean section at a Mississippi hospital, Sherika Trader was denied a tubal ligation. Trader, now 33, was told that to have her tubes tied, she had to have a second child or a husband’s permission, even though she wasn’t married. Jasymin Shepherd had heavy menstrual cycles because of a birth control pill prescribed after the birth of her son 13 years ago. The symptoms continued even after she stopped taking the medication. Last year, a doctor in Jackson responded by offering Shepherd, 33, a hysterectomy, which she didn’t want

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Patient Mistrust and Poor Access Hamper Federal Efforts to Overhaul Family Planning

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