NARAL Pro-Choice New York
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Ensuring Access to Contraception

All women, men, and teens, regardless of economic status, should have equal access to family planning services and the information they need in order to plan their families and their future.
 
Affordable access to contraception is one of the best ways to prevent unintended pregnancies. Yet, anti-choice forces have launched an all-out attack on access to contraception. We work to increase public awareness of and access to the full range of contraceptive options, including emergency contraception, so that all New Yorkers can find the method that works best for them. 
 
We work to:

Protect family planning funding
Public funding for contraception for low-income women is essential. Over the past 30 years, clinics funded through the Title X family planning program have played a critical role in ensuring access to contraceptive services for millions of low-income or uninsured individuals. Every year, New York allocates state funds to Title X providers so that women and men who do not have private insurance and are not eligible for public programs are still able to receive comprehensive family planning services.
 
Raise awareness of different birth control methods
  • Maybe the IUD? - In coordination with our sister organization, the National Institute for Reproductive Health, we have launched an educational campaign to increase knowledge of and intent to use intra-uterine devices (IUDs) among younger women in New York City, ages 16-25. See more about this campaign at MaybetheIUD.org. Contact us at info@prochoiceny.org if you would like to order IUD informational materials.
  • Back Up Your Birth Control -  As a project of the National Institute for Reproductive Health, we have launched a national campaign to expand access to emergency contraception (EC) by increasing public education and awareness. Each year, a partnership of leading advocacy organizations, service providers, and other community stakeholders conduct educational outreach and offer free services, culminating in the Day of Action. 

 
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