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BCBenefits: A Contraceptive Access Fund

What is a Contraceptive Access Fund?

More than 19 million women in United States who are in need of publicly funded contraception live in contraceptive deserts —counties without reasonable access to the full range of contraceptive methods. Further, an estimated 11.9 million women (age 19-64) in the US still lack access to any form of health insurance, and consequently, no- or low-cost contraception. These grave statistics mean that millions of women in the US live in the difficult circumstance of having to not only navigate direct cost barriers to contraception, but also associated transportation costs, child care costs, and unpaid time off work.

Power to Decide has launched BCBenefits, a contraceptive access fund, to support everyone's power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. The fund helps people of low income overcome some of the most commonly-faced barriers in access to contraception, such as transportation.

Everyone deserves the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. But today, more than 19 million in the US live in an area where accessing birth control is a huge challenge.

For millions of people, birth control is out of reach.

Let’s change that.

BCBenefits provides access to free or low-cost birth control methods and appointments to people with limited income.

How It Works

Based on funds available, Power to Decide offers folks living at or up to 250% of the federal poverty level access to:  

  • Gas cards, shared ride vouchers, or other transportation offsets so that they can travel safely to necessary appointments.
  • Reimbursement for direct costs of contraception that are not covered by insurance.

BCBenefits is administered via Bedsider, Power to Decide’s evidence-based and digital birth control information and resource network.

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BCBenefits launched nationally in April 2019. Download the fact sheet to learn even more. 

A special thank you to the following supporters of the contraceptive access fund.

Twenty-eight health logo
Simple Health logo
PRJKT Ruby logo
Mountain Philanthropies logo
Medicines 360 logo
Hey Doctor logo
Vagisil logo
Elsa and Peter Soderberg Charitable Foundation logo
Nurx. logo

BCBenefits helps to reduce the barriers people face in accessing the birth control method right for them so they can live life on their own terms. Help others say Thanks, Birth Control by donating today!