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Should there be a mandate that makes insurance companies cover birth control?

I understand the state of our population rate. I understand the effectiveness in birth control. I am pro birth control, but does this mean I must be pro-health-insured-coverage-of-birth-control?

How about the environmental effects of estrogenating our water, at a rate of miligrams/pill/day * ~38,000,000 women in the US alone taking oral contraception pills one can see the bioaccumulation effect of estrogen down the road. Other medical concerns arise as well.

I do see birth control effectively doing its job in preventing pregnancies.
Help me out on this discussion.


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    Apr 15 2013: What on earth is this estrogenating of our water? This sounds scary, and how would this affect the male population? I've never heard of this proposal before - is this a new idea?
    • Apr 15 2013: Owen and Jobling studied ethinyl estradiol, a type of synthetic estrogen found in many birth control pills. In humans, it does the job it's supposed to do and controls pregnancy, but once it is released into the environment (via wastewater), it might have the potential to create deformities in aquatic organisms and other animals. For example, according to their research, male frogs and fish may become "demasculinized" by exposure to ethinyl estradiol, affecting their ability to reproduce.
      * Robert Owen is a ecotoxologist at the University of Brunel, I would say this a credible source.

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