More than 19 million women of reproductive age living in the US are in need of publicly funded contraception and live in contraceptive deserts. Living in a contraceptive desert means that they lack reasonable access in their county to a health center that offers the full range of contraceptive methods.
Expanding and improving access to contraception, has never been more important, which is why a generous donor has chosen to invest in The Contraceptive Equity Initiative.
The Contraceptive Equity Initiative aims to address birth control access barriers by expanding research efforts to elucidate and further describe the nature of these barriers and further define the preferences of people and communities regarding contraceptive access.
This project also seeks to bolster policy efforts regarding contraceptive access and convene leaders from state and regional contraceptive access projects to foster shared learning, synergy, and efficiency among these initiatives.
Understanding and dismantling the many barriers to contraceptive access has never been more necessary and this effort aims to improving access:
- Expanding research intro contraceptive access.
- Bolstering policy efforts to support access.
- Convening a shared learning collaborative of contraceptive access projects.