Extended Supply of Contraception

Fact Sheet

Extended Supply of Contraception

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Insurance plans have typically covered 30- to 90-day supplies of prescription contraceptives at one time. Limiting the supply of prescription contraceptives to these short intervals reduces timely access to contraception, and can create gaps in use. Removing this barrier can reduce unplanned pregnancies that result from a delay in accessing contraception.

Twenty-three states (including Washington D.C.) now require insurers to increase the number of months for which they cover prescription contraceptives at one time. 

This fact sheet offers more details on the laws in each of those states.

Also, see our infographic on this policy.

August 2022

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