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Reproductive Health Equity Act Gives Women Full Access, Choice

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:00

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Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown will ceremonially sign House Bill 3391 on Monday, and celebrate the legislation that made Oregon the first state to codify no-cost reproductive health care coverage into state law.

“To lead productive and thriving lives, Oregonians must have the ability to control their bodies and make informed decisions about their health,” Governor Brown said. “I am proud to sign legislation that expands access to basic reproductive health services for all Oregonians— regardless of where they live, where they come from, or how they identify as a person.”

With HB 3391, Oregon also becomes the first state to require insurance companies to cover the full spectrum of reproductive health care for men and women, including expanded postpartum care coverage, counseling for domestic abuse, and vasectomies. The bill also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in reproductive health coverage, ensuring all Oregonians can access life-saving preventive care such as cancer screenings.

Members of the media who plan to attend or need more information should contact Press Secretary Bryan Hockaday at, or 503-580-7836.