University HealthCare Alliance

October 20, 2016

New California Bill Aims to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies

In September, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill SB 999 (effective January 1st, 2017) that will allow pharmacists to dispense one full years’ worth of birth control pills.

Additionally, the bill would also forces health insurance plans to pay for one year of contraceptives all at once instead of only allowing women three months’ worth at a time.

Studies, have determined that unplanned pregnancy is reduced by 30% when women are given a years’ supply of birth control in comparison to just giving them the three month supply.

You can read more here.