Overview of State Telehealth Policies Relevant to Contraception

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Overview of State Telehealth Policies Relevant to Contraception

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Telehealth has greatly expanded in the US since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and has proven itself a viable option for folks to obtain contraception.

Power to Decide’s polling data found that 77% of respondents agree that telehealth is a useful method to get birth control when in-person visits are not possible. Power to Decide embarked on a project to synthesize, analyze, and visualize state-level telehealth policies pre-COVID and during COVID (the latter of which are temporary unless otherwise noted), with a focus on those that can have an impact on contraceptive access.

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September 2021

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