Better Birth Control Framework
We worked with a panel of more than 50 experts to develop Better Birth Control, which provides specific recommendations for system-level strategies that communities can undertake within five domains: fundamental supports, health equity and cultural humility, communications and education, health care delivery systems, and policy.
Currently, only one in 50 women in need has access to the full range of birth control methods in the counties in which they live—that’s more than 19 million women without reasonable access to the full range of birth control methods. These “contraceptive deserts”—places where women have unequal access to birth control based on their zip codes—can be found in states across the country. Moreover, this lack of reasonable access to all birth control methods for women contributes to the wide disparities in rates of teen and unplanned pregnancy and subsequent outcomes.