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Lots of moms tell their daughters about the birds and bees. On the Indian reservation, mothers have to talk to their daughters about what happens after a sexual assault. That’s because one in three Native American women becomes a rape victim.
That’s an absolutely unacceptable statistic. »
Those numbers are heartbreaking enough. But now it also appears that Native Americans are having a hard time getting the Plan B contraceptive that prevents a pregnancy in the aftermath of assault.
Anecdotal reports documented by Colorlines.com show that nearby clinics don’t carry Plan B and victims get told they have to fill a prescription many miles away from they live. This poses a terrible difficulty for women who have exactly 72 hours after an assault to take the medication and prevent pregnancy.
Tell the Indian Health Service to stock Plan B in all reservation clinics and make sure women have immediate access to it. »