Annual Report 2015-2016 > Contraception
Since we showed that providing a one-year supply of birth control is safe and reduces accidental pregnancy, six states have required insurance plans to cover this service.
- Our research showed demand for simpler ways to access birth control, such as self-administered birth control shots, which one in five US women were interested in using.
- We proved that public funding expands young women’s access to birth control, especially for methods with high up-front costs like intrauterine devices and implants.
- We found that patients who received compassionate care from health care providers were more likely to keep using their chosen birth control method.
To learn more about our programs working in contraception, see Beyond the Pill, California’s Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (PACT) Program, Family AIDS Care & Education Services (FACES), the Fellowship in Family Planning, and the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Program.
To help us continue to expand birth control options for women in the US and around the world, make a gift to the Bixby Center.
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