Research Report Access to Contraception in 2016 and What It Means to Women
Emily M. Johnston, Brigette Courtot, Genevieve M. Kenney
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Understanding women’s access to contraception in 2016 is particularly important given the uncertainty of policies affecting access to reproductive health services in the future. This brief provides estimates of self-reported access to contraception among women at risk of unintended pregnancy and perceptions of the role of birth control in women’s lives. Most women are using contraception, the full cost of which is usually covered by health insurance or another program. Yet, some women report barriers to contraception access, many of which are related to cost. The majority of women agree that birth control has a positive effect on women’s lives.
Research Areas Health and health care Families
Tags Health equity Family planning Maternal, child, and reproductive health Public health
Policy Centers Health Policy Center