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SHRM's data shows some benefits have more traction than others. (Photo: iStock)

Maternity leave is up, but contraception coverage is down — when it comes to what employers provide to their female employees, that is.

The Employee Benefits Survey from the Society for Human Resource Management finds while 30 percent of organizations are now providing more paid maternity leave than what is required by short-term disability or state law — an increase from 26 percent in 2016 — just 75 percent of employers offer contraceptive coverage, while in 2013, 82 percent did.

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