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R Sheet on Birth Control Access in Georgia
- 1) Many women have limited access to contraception.
- 2) 60 percent of pregnancies in Georgia are unintended.
- 3) Taxpayers spent nearly $1 billion covering the medical costs associated with Georgia’s unintended pregnancies in 2010.
- 4) A pharmacy access model would allow pharmacists to prescribe contraception, which they are qualified to do, and would give women more family planning options.