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Birth control and family planning are inextricably linked, but some Idahoans face obstacles accessing contraceptives.

Those obstacles were accentuated during the legislative session, when legislators killed a bill, SB 1260, that would have extended birth control prescription maximums to six months. The bill failed 24-44.

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Jassie Singh, nurse practitioner, demonstrates the insertion of an IUD with a model in the clinic at Central District Health in Boise on Tuesday.

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Jassie Singh, nurse practitioner, demonstrates various types of contraceptives in the clinic at Central District Health in Boise on Tuesday. 

Carolyn Komatsoulis covers Boise, Meridian and Ada County. Contact her at 208-465-8107 and follow her on Twitter @CKomatsoulis.

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