Birth Control Access in Kentucky
- 1) Kentucky has a primary care shortage that affects access to health care services, including reproductive care.
- 2) The unplanned pregnancy and teen pregnancy rates in Kentucky are notable, and better contraceptive access is shown to reduce these rates.
- 3) These pregnancies are also costly; the publicly funded health care costs related to unintended pregnancies in Kentucky were almost $378 million in 2010.
- 4) Allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control is proving to reduce unintended pregnancies and the taxpayer funds spent on them.