Advocating for Access to LARC
Please see below resources and tools developed by the LARC Program and ACOG's Advocacy Division to help you advocate for improved access to all contraceptive methods:
ACOG Statement of Policy: Global Women's Health and Rights
Message Box: Contraception is Essential
Talking Points on Personhood Measures
Talking Points on Ultrasound Mandates
*The resources listed below are for information purposes only. Referral to these sources and sites does not imply the endorsement of ACOG. Further, ACOG does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these web sites. These lists are not meant to be comprehensive. The exclusion of a source or site does not reflect the quality of that source or site. Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without notice.
Helping Your Patients Navigate Healthcare Reform
The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has published new resources to help patients navigate the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including state-specific guidance and FAQs on enrollment, a comprehensive resource guide on getting coverage for birth control, and guidance on what to do if an employer objects to providing birth control coverage. NWLC also operates the Pill4Us hotline (1-866-PILL4US or firstname.lastname@example.org) which assists women having difficulty accessing contraceptive coverage.
2013 Statement from the Bellagio Group on Access to LARCs
Meeting at the International Conference on Family Planning in late 2013, the Bellagio Group, a think-tank composed of family planning experts from a broad range of backgrounds including service providers, manufacturers, and public health specialists, reaffirmed their commitment to expand global contraceptive choice and access to long-acting, reversible contraception (LARC). The group affirmed this commitment on the basis that “…access to high-quality, effective, and voluntary contraceptive information services, and supplies improves health, expands opportunities, and improves family and community welfare.” To read more about the Bellagio Group's goals and their recommendations for action, please click here.