Access to Birth Control and Contraceptive Deserts

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Access to Birth Control and Contraceptive Deserts

A map of the deserts in the US

Of the 66 million women of reproductive age living in the US, more than 19 million are in need of publicly funded contraception. Among that 19 million, 97% (more than 19 million) currently live in contraceptive deserts—that is, they lack reasonable access in their county to a health center that offers the full range of contraceptive methods.

April 2019

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