First-responders to carry emergency contraception under new protocols in Michigan

  • Source: WPBN-TV NBC 7/ WGTU-TV ABC 29 Traverse City
  • Published: 11/04/2022 12:00 AM

Michigan will be leading the country with new first-responder protocols involving sexual assault victims. Governor Whitmer announced emergency responders will now be provided the opportunity to carry emergency contraception and post-exposure prophylaxis for sexually transmitted infections. The plan announced Wednesday, will also provide EMS responders with sexual assault training. According to Whitmer, the new protocols were put into place with the state's 1931 law banning abortion at risk for going into effect.


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