The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Questions And Answers: Commission Decision On Coverage Of Contraception

What does this Commission Decision address?

What is the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?

What does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act require?

How is the PDA relevant to coverage of prescription contraceptives?

What factors did the Commission look at in determining whether the Respondents' health plan violated the PDA?

What if a woman wants to use prescription contraceptives not for birth control but for other medical purposes?

Did the Commission consider arguments by the Respondents that their exclusion of prescription contraceptives is lawful?

What are the next steps in processing these charges?

Will EEOC identify the charging parties and the health plan at issue?

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