Does giving 12-month prescriptions for contraceptives decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancies? Yes. Would offering a one-year supply of contraceptives decrease the barriers to birth control? Yes. Yet, there is still pushback on this bill due to concerns of cost-effectiveness and safety.
California Women Can Soon Go Right To The Pharmacist For Birth Control
There are 65 million women in the U.S. in their childbearing years (age 15-44). Roughly 62% of women of reproductive age currently use a contraceptive method. 67% of women who practice contraception currently use a reversible method, with oral birth control pills and intrauterine devices (IUDs) being the most common methods. What is unintended pregnancy, […]
Access to contraception is not equal in the 50 United States. If you run out of pills before you can make it back to the doctor, your options depend on where you live.
The CDC and the Office of Population Affairs both advise providers to prescribe a year’s worth of contraception