Women deserve access to the contraceptive method of their choice. Birth control opens doors to self-determination, education and careers — yet access is not equitable across America today.
Out of 6 million pregnancies in the U.S. each year, nearly 3 million are unplanned. Studies show that unplanned pregnancy disproportionately affects low-income women and women of color. An unplanned pregnancy can impact health and stability far into the future.
One specific cause of unplanned pregnancy is that healthcare providers serving these marginalized communities tend to offer an incomplete set of contraceptive options – often limited to birth control pills and condoms, versus long acting methods. Whether it is lack of inventory or the need for a second visit, which a job or child care may preclude, this community of women need same-day access to their method of choice.