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State Policy

Are you a state-level policymaker, public health official, or advocate? Are you interested in learning how to help advance contraceptive access where you live? Our toolkit has fact sheets, maps, research articles, videos, and other resources to help you better the reproductive well-being of those who live in your state. 

May 12, 2022
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Fact Sheet
An estimated 164,410 women living at or below 250% of the poverty level in Arkansas live in contraceptive deserts.
Fact Sheet
Currently, 24 states (including DC) have enacted policies to allow pharmacists to prescribe and dispense self-administered hormonal methods.
Fact Sheet
The purpose of our maps and tables is to synthesize state-level telehealth reimbursement policies, with a focus on policies that facilitate contraceptive access.
Fact Sheet
Legislation is currently pending in 11 additional states that would allow pharmacists to prescribe self-administered hormonal birth control.
Key information on state policies & federal grants /Contraceptive landscape fact sheets and press releases /State-level data
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We work to identify and promote state policy options that will increase information about and access to contraception so that more young people have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. This section contains background information on emerging state policy trends aimed at reducing unplanned pregnancy.

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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 have all the latest data on this and more. 

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