House: Emergency contraception information needed

House: Emergency contraception information needed

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah House has approved a measure that would require medical facilities to give sexual-assault victims information about emergency contraception.

House Bill 132, sponsored by Rep. Jackie Biskupski, D-Salt Lake City, would require doctors to give victims written and verbal medical information about emergency contraception that's accepted by the medical community as scientifically valid.

They would also be required to tell victims where they could obtain emergency contraception, if it's not available at the facility they visit.

The bill was approved in the House Monday 71-0. It now advances to the Senate.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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