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DelBene Introduces Birth Control Privacy Act to Protect Female Workers

DelBene Introduces Birth Control Privacy Act to Protect Female Workers

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Washington, D.C., August 6, 2017 | comments

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) has reintroduced the Birth Control Privacy Act to ensure women’s personal medical decisions about contraception are not disclosed to their employers – preventing serious exposures of personal health data and protecting the financial security of millions of women and their families.

“If a woman stops filling her prescription for birth control, her boss shouldn’t be the first to know,” DelBene said. “A woman’s decisions about contraception and family planning are nobody’s business but her own. If employers can identify when a woman decides to stop using contraception that can mean lost jobs, missed opportunities for advancement and diminished financial stability. Congress should put safeguards in place to ensure women’s privacy is protected in workplace wellness programs.”

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