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U.S. Falls Behind Other Countries That Provide Free Contraception

07/02/2014 06:32 pm ET | Updated Jul 02, 2014

The Supreme Court's decision in the controversial Hobby Lobby case, which exempts "closely held" corporations from providing birth control to employees if it conflicts with their religious interests, has prompted discussion of contraception access around the world.

This map, originally composed by Slate, shows which countries provide the birth control pill for free and which offer a subsidy. The United States now falls in the "partially subsidized" category. Meanwhile, Russia, China and Indonesia have policies ensuring contraception access at no cost.

Watch the video above for more information on the countries that allow free birth control.

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