Birth Control: We All Benefit
Women's preventive care — including birth control — is basic health care. This shouldn't be a revolutionary idea, but unfortunately it is to some, and in the past few years, birth control has become increasingly politicized.
Despite the fact that 99 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 44 who are sexually active have used birth control at some point, and a majority of Americans (70 percent) believe insurance companies should cover birth control without co-pay, some politicians are choosing to focus on chipping away at a women’s access to birth control.
What started as a fight led by politicians has now been joined by for-profit companies. Currently, there are 18 for-profit companies — almost all owned by men — suing the federal government so that they don't have to include this expansion of birth control access to their employees. And now, a group of 11 members of Congress — all male — are choosing to support these companies in their efforts to deny women access to basic, preventive health care. (Get the facts on the birth control benefit.)
It’s time to remind them that with birth control, we all benefit.
Birth control has benefited Americans across the country, and it's so important that we ensure that birth control be available at no cost to every woman, no matter where she works. Read stories submitted by people from all across the country on how birth control has beneifited them.
There’s quite a bit of misinformation about birth control floating around, do you know the facts about birth control?
There are 18 for-profit companies suing the federal government so that they don't have to include expansion of birth control access to their employees. Find out who they are.
Can you imagine if you had to ask your boss for permission to use birth control? It sounds unbelievable, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen, especially with the increasing number of companies going to court to deny their employees access to affordable birth control. Check out our very helpful How To Q&A!!
“Do taxpayers really pay for ‘free’ birth control under Obamacare?” See our helpful graphic that explains who pays for no co-pay birth control insurance coverage (hint: it’s not taxpayers!).
The fight for access to affordable health care is not a new fight. Check out some of the highlights from just the past few years!