Mandy Hagseth is the director of policy and advocacy for Missouri Family Health Council Inc., which administers the Title X and The Right Time family planning programs, and provides funding, training and advocacy to over 95 reproductive health clinics across the state.
Sunday was World Contraception Day, an annual celebration to improve awareness of birth control and enable individuals to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health. During a standard year, it’s a time to reflect on the transformative impact of birth control. But this year – after the Missouri legislature risked destabilizing the entire […]
While playing politics with healthcare in Missouri is certainly nothing new, holding Missouri Medicaid hostage over basic birth control is a stunning — and consequential — shift. As captured in headlines across the state, state Sen. Paul Wieland has put the entire Missouri Medicaid program in jeopardy with his late-night amendment to a mandatory Medicaid […]