We're pausing the BCBenefits programs while we explore the best ways to move forward with supporting access to birth control.
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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.
In April 2019, we 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.
Overall, my experience with BCBenefits was wonderful, and I would definitely recommend BCBenefits to a friend. They were so quick to respond and helpful.
BCBenefits is amazing and helped make birth control more affordable and available to me. I love it.
I was able to get a name brand birth control for free, highly trust the doctors involved and quick and easy!
Super easy, no hassle at all. Everyone was very easy to work with and did so in a timely manner.
Access is difficult in my state and this was easy-peasy.