The Washington Post  |  September 26, 2022

But the original suit wasn’t only focused on PrEP. It also called out coverage of contraceptives, HPV vaccination, and screening and counseling for sexually transmitted infections. And even though the suit ultimately didn’t impact coverage of the HPV vaccines, the decision doesn’t insulate them from future challenges, says Andrew Twinamatsiko, associate director of the Health Policy and the Law Initiative at the O’Neill Institute at Georgetown University Law Center. The Texas ruling “makes other preventive services vulnerable to religious challenges, however spurious.”

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