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October / 1999

National Women’s Law Center

To promote federal policy requiring private insurance plans that provide prescription drug coverage to include contraceptives obtained by medical prescription. The strategy for attaining this objective is centered on filing a petition with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claiming that failure to cover prescription contraceptives within a health plan that includes drug coverage constitutes a violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Title VII prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace.