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What We Do

Our Mission

We envision a world where everyone—no matter who they are or where they live—has control over their bodies and can decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. 

Our mission is to advance sexual and reproductive well-being for all.  

We accomplish this by providing trusted information, expanding access to quality services, and catalyzing culture change.

We provide trusted, high-quality, accurate information—backed by research—on sexual health and contraceptive methods so young people can make informed decisions.

We won’t stop until every young person has access to accurate, quality sexual health information and the full range of contraceptive methods—without barriers or judgment.

Our work creates opportunities for young people to get informed, take control, and advocate for themselves—and protect the amazing life opportunities that lie ahead.

Abortion Finder is an easy-to-use search tool with clear, up-to-date information about the availability of abortion care across the country and how to access it, available in both English and Spanish. With the state of abortion access changing rapidly across the country, Abortion Finder also offers state-by-state guides with up-to-the-minute information about abortion access by state, a printable list of all abortion providers in the state, and a list of all abortion funds and practical support organizations in each state.

Bedsider is an online birth control support network for young people age 18 to 29. Bedsider.org provides millions of young people with authoritative, accessible, high-quality information about contraception and sexual health each year.

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 to overcome some of the most commonly-faced barriers in access to contraception, including transportation, child care, and other associated costs.

Reproductive well-being means that all people have equitable access to the information, services, and support they need to have control over their bodies, and to make their own decisions related to sexuality and reproduction throughout their lives. 

One Key Question® training provides a framework for providers to routinely ask their patients about pregnancy desires and offer counseling and care based on their response. We offer trainings and technical assistance to providers, organizations, and others interested in adopting this approach.

We catalyze innovation in reproductive and sexual health by using HCD, also known as design thinking, to find creative solutions to challenges and pain points in the field. There are many ways we can support you and your organization to use HCD—including an in-person training—to develop innovative solutions to the challenges you've identified regarding sexual and reproductive health. 

From TLC's UNEXPECTED and Freeform's The Bold Type to Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan, we partner with writers and producers to talk about sexual health, relationships, and birth control.

One piece of our larger work to advance state contraceptive access policies, our digital toolkit presents a variety of materials for elected officials, public health officials, and advocates. Currently, it focuses on three policies: coverage for an extended supply of contraception, protecting contraceptive coverage, and pharmacist prescribing of contraception.

More than 19 million women of reproductive age living in the US are in need of publicly funded contraception and live in contraceptive deserts. Our map provides an up-to-date, visual description of where women in need can access birth control—and where they can’t—across the country.

Check out our resources on federal funding for evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention education, contraceptive access, and related issues, such as poverty and education. 

Check out our resources on state policy options that will increase information about and access to contraception as well as emerging state policy trends aimed at reducing unplanned pregnancy.

We stand for equity. To us this means the promise that everyone gets exactly the information and access to care they need to achieve healthy outcomes—no matter their ultimate decision. They get it on their terms, from someone who understands and respects them.

There’s a lot of information—and misinformation—when it comes to sexual health and contraception. Our goal for 25 years has been to provide real and resonant information to help all people make informed decisions about their sexual health. We believe that it is important to regularly assess and report on public perspectives about unplanned pregnancy and related issues.

Are you interested in changes in the national teen birth rate? Do you want to know where your state stands compared to its neighbors? Our national and state data pages summarize data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Guttmacher Institute. 

We believe that one key to helping young people build that power is providing high-quality, accurate information about topics related to sexual health. Here, you will find a library of research including reports, fact sheets, and other resources.

Health care providers, community organizations, and many others play a crucial role in ensuring that all young people have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. We provide evidence-based resources and training to support providers in delivering patient-centered care and outreach. 

Our goal is to present the facts only; we are unbiased and open to a lot of viewpoints. We believe it's important to give teens information on sex, love, and relationships so that you can make informed decisions and live your best life.

Unplanned pregnancies can make it hard to achieve educational goals. We help college campuses establish a system of support for all of their students’ health and pregnancy planning needs. Contact us to learn more or to participate in this process. 

System-involved youth are at higher risk of unplanned pregnancy. We support innovative efforts to ensure that these young people receive the support they need to achieve their goals. Contact us to learn more or to participate in the process.