Improving access to birth control and providing people with medically accurate information is at the forefront of our efforts to prevent unintended pregnancy and reduce the need for abortion.
For the 98 percent of American women who use some form of contraception during their lives, birth control is basic, essential health care. More than 40 million of reproductive age are sexually active and many choose to use contraceptives.
There are many birth control options available today. Take the time to learn which options are best for you.
Access to Birth Control
The far right tries to block our access to contraception by pushing for:
- federally funded abstinence only programs that withhold accurate information;
- cuts to federally funded family planning programs that offers college students and medicaid recipients reduced-price birth control,
- the "conscious clause" which says that a pharmacist's beliefs trump the decision between a woman and her doctor.
Insurance Coverage for Birth Control
1999, Connecticut passed landmark legislation, entitled the "pill bill" which required health insurers to cover contraceptives for women. Nearly 9 years later, Connecticut still remains at the forefront of states to enact this legislation.