What Do Religious Women Think of the Contraceptive Mandate?

A study on the relationship between religion and support for contraceptive health coverage by OBGYN's Robert Wood Johnson scholar, Elizabeth Patton, M.D., M.Phil, M.Sc. was featured in The Atlantic on Sunday.

The piece highlighted data from Patton’s study suggesting that despite opposition from religious employers on employer-provided birth control coverage, Catholic women were among the most supportive of the policy.

“There was a lot of media framing around religious opposition to the mandate and we tend to hear from certain religious and political leaders, but the voices of religious women aren’t really well-represented,” Patton said in the article. “We wanted to see what women who self-identify with a religious affiliation think.”

Read the full Atlantic article here.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015