Today, we celebrate World Contraception Day by celebrating birth control’s contributions to people’s lives. But we know existing gaps still impede some from accessing the full range of contraceptive methods they need and deserve.
It's important to raise awareness of birth control’s many benefits—from greater education access, to general well-being, to the management of chronic health conditions. But must also consider birth control is not available equitably to all.
Activists rally outside the Supreme Court during oral arguments forSebelius v. Hobby LobbyALL / Flickr)There are measures states and the federal government can take to address these access gaps. By extending Medicaid to low-income adults, allowing pharmacists to prescribe contraception, ensuring telehealth policies are consistent with expanding access, and extending the supply of contraception dispensed at one time, we can help
expand accessand many states are pursuing these policies.For example, 17 states (and the District of Columbia) have already passed laws that allow pharmacists to directly prescribe hormonal contraception such as the pill, patch, ring or shot.Pharmacist-prescribed contraception
is convenient, bypasses often unnecessary but always costly provider visits and eliminates gaps in contraceptive coverage that can lead to unplanned pregnancies.Ultimately, FDA approval of an over-the-counter option for birth control pills would also significantly increase access, especially for people who are too often inadequately served by the current medical system such as people of color, people living in rural areas and those navigating the world with lower incomes. Finally, we must increase and strengthen funding for the Title X Family Planning Program to help those struggling to make ends meet access the contraception they need. headtopics.com
We mark World Contraception Day by celebrating birth control’s contribution to people’s lives but existing gaps impede some from accessing the full range of contraceptive methods they need and deserve. By supporting efforts likeBCBenefitswe can help someone cover the costs associated with birth control and in turn take control of their life.Read more: Ms. Magazine »
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