Population Media Center
Through his work with Population Media Center (PMC), Bill Ryerson has shined a spotlight on a number of concerns. Though knowledgeable about migration (immigration and emigration), Bill (William) Ryerson’s focus as president and founder of PMC is on population growth and the issues that surround it, such as gender equity, sexual education, and environmental protection.
Many consider population growth as contributing to a number of challenges. For example, consumption of resources tends to increase as populations rise. The general consensus is that higher reliance on fossil fuels could also lead to a number of environmental issues, such as climate change.
Some experts suggest it may also have an effect on the ecosystem, as population growth may stress existing developed areas to the point where they need to be expanded. This can lead to natural animal habitats being destroyed.
There are also a number of other difficulties that population growth is often cited as contributing to, such as higher levels of unemployment and costs of living due to imbalances in supply and demand.
To find out more, visit Population Media Center at www.populationmedia.org/.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
William Ryerson is the founder and president of Population Media Center. Coming from a background in population dynamics, Bill Ryerson is knowledgeable about human migration (emigration and immigration) as well as the ways family planning affects populations.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes rules about contraception that make most birth control methods free for most women in the United States. To learn more about your rights as a patient, keep reading.
Question: Which methods of female birth control are covered?
Answer: All FDA-approved birth control methods are covered for women. This includes barrier methods, hormonal and implanted methods, and surgical sterilization.
Question: Are any methods not covered?
Answer: While emergency contraception methods such as Ella and Plan B are covered, abortions and procedures meant to induce abortions are not.
Question: Are some employers exempt from these rules?
Answer: Yes. Religious employers such as churches are not required to cover family planning. Religious nonprofit organizations do not have to provide coverage for these services, but employees can access them through a third party at no cost. Short-term plans and some plans purchased before 2010 may also be exempt.