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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. 

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California is one of 18 states to allow pharmacists to prescribe self-administered hormonal birth control.
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Minnesota is one of 18 states to allow pharmacists to prescribe self-administered hormonal birth control.
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Legislation is currently pending in 13 additional states that would allow pharmacists to prescribe self-administered hormonal birth control.
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Colorado is one of 18 states to allow pharmacists to prescribe self-administered hormonal birth control.
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Tennessee is one of 18 states to allow pharmacists to prescribe self-administered hormonal birth control.
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New Mexico is one of 18 states to allow pharmacists to prescribe self-administered hormonal birth control.
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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.