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Birth Control Access in Missouri
- 1) Missouri has a primary care shortage that is expected to increase in the coming years.
- 2) The unintended pregnancy rate in Missouri is significant, but better contraceptive access is shown to reduce these rates.
- 3) Unintended and mistimed pregnancies are costly; the annual public cost of unintended pregnancy in Missouri is estimated to be $518 million.
- 4) Allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control is a proven solution to reduce unintended pregnancy and its effects.