States With The Best And Worst Birth Control Access Across America #Infographic

 

States With The Best And Worst Birth Control Access Across America #Infographic

In the United States , it is estimated that 19 million women live in what are known as "contraceptive deserts," recognized as areas where women who are eligible for publicly funded birth control do not have equal access to the full range of methods available. This means that these women will have to travel more than an hour each way in order to access the kind of birth control that works best for them. To travel from work or school, they may have to take time off and can incur additional transportation expenses to get there.

In order to access birth control, women need a prescription from a health care provider. A primary care doctor, a gynecologist, or a health center like Planned Parenthood may do this. Many health insurance providers must cover a variety of birth control options due to the Affordable Care Act, but not all brands can be covered by each insurance provider. There are also federally funded programs available for those who do not have health care, such as Medicaid, depending on the amount of revenue.

Wondering how to get medication for birth control without a doctor? Specially qualified pharmacists are allowed to administer a pill, patch, ring, and shot without a doctor's prescription in some states. Actually, Washington , D.C., and 11 states allow pharmacists to administer birth control (California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia).

States With The Best And Worst Birth Control Access Across America #Infographic

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