BCBenefits: A Contraceptive Access Fund

Fact Sheet

BCBenefits: A Contraceptive Access Fund

A map of the deserts in the US

Every woman deserves access to the health care she needs to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. Yet that is not the reality for at least 19.5 million women who are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, 97 percent of U.S. women age 13-44 in need of publicly funded contraception live in contraceptive deserts—counties without reasonable access to the full range of contraceptive methods. 

April 2019