While three million people the world over were busy marching for women鈥檚 rights yesterday, the state of New York鈥檚 lawmakers have been busy getting sh*t done: Namely, putting new regulations into place which would override the Senate鈥檚 decision not to continue requiring health insurers enrolled in the Affordable Care Act to provide at least one form of birth control without annual deductibles or coinsurance.

Teenage girl with the Contraceptive Pill

What鈥檚 more, the new regulations state that should a woman鈥檚 doctor prescribe a particular type of birth control, the insurance shall defer to the doctor if he/she so deems the item a medical necessity.

Considering all the reasons that women currently use birth control (many of which have nothing to do with contraception), it鈥檚 a pretty huge win for New York (other states may soon be facing increases of up to $1,000 per year 鈥 gulp!). While these new regulations reportedly won鈥檛 help those under self-funded health insurance plans or protect other women鈥檚 issues currently backed by the ACA, such as STD testing, it鈥檚 a step in the right direction, particularly in the face of potentially looming Obamacare repeals.

Vaginal ring, intra-uterine device, contraceptive implant and pills.

Set to take effect in 60 days, the new regulation states, 鈥淎n insurer shall cover at least one form of contraception within each of the methods of contraception that the [FDA] has identified for women without annual deductibles or coinsurance, including co-payments.鈥

Between this, the plans the Women鈥檚 March has put into play for the first 100 days of President Trump鈥檚 presidency and the 500 women that signed up for training to run for congress, we鈥檙e feeling hella hopeful RN: Things are far from perfect, but we鈥檙e definitely seeing the light.

You can read the full regulations here.

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(h/t Vox, photos via Getty)