Statewide Analysis of Women’s Health-The Impact of the Attack on Reproductive Health

Most Restrictive for Sexual Activity
Least Restrictive for Sexual Activity
Access to Abortion Clinics (Citizen
Access.org, 2019)
States with the fewest
number of abortion clinics for the eligible population of females, each with
only 1 clinic: MS, MO, KT, ND, SD, WV
Other states with a dearth
of facilities: AL, SC, LA, WI, UT, TX
These states may have
adequate abortion facilities, based on population but they are not geographically
dispersed: MN, IA, ID, WY, NE, KS, OK, AR, TN, DE, RI, HI
States considered to have
acceptable access to abortion clinics: CA, OR, WA, CO, MT, GA, AK, NC, VI,
MD, NJ, PA, NY, NH, VT, ME, CT
Availability of Morning After Pill
This is commonly known as
Plan B was approved by the FDA in 2011 (Princeton
University, 2019)
Because this is emergency
contraception it must be administered within 120 hours of sperm exposure.
States which do not mandate
information on emergency contraception even in the event of rape: MS, MO, GA,
NC, LA, ND, SD (NCSL.org,
2019)
States permitting
pharmacists to prescribe emergency contraception to women of any age: AK, WA,
CA, HI, NH, NM, VT, ME, MA
States with reporting
mechanisms for hospitals that do not comply with emergency contraception
notification for rape victims: HI, MN, NJ, NM, IL OR, UT, WA, and WI (Washington
Women’s Law Center, 2019)
Birth control RX is mandated coverage for private
insurance
; although self-insured
plans under ERISA are exempt as are religious entities (Laurie
Sobel, 2019)
No mandate to cover RX
contraceptives on government plans in: TX, TN, VI, OH
All other states mandate RX
contraceptive coverage on private insurance plans
Birth control RX is mandated coverage for state
agencies,
except for religious entities
Abortion covered by insurance
(Guttmacher Institute, 2019)
No mandate to cover RX
contraceptives on government plans in: TX, TN, VI, OH
States with limited
insurance mandates to cover abortion: AZ, ID, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, NE, ND, OK,
UT
These states will not allow
any exemptions for state or private agencies: CO, GA, IA, MT, NH, NV, VT, WA,
WI (Laurie Sobel, 2019)
Medically necessary
abortions must be covered by insurance: WA, OR, NJ, NM, NY, IL, HI, CT, CA,
AZ, AK
Mandated sex education in public schools (Guttmacher
Institute.org, 2019)
These states have no
mandate for sex education in public schools: AZ, CO, FL ID, MA, VI, TX, LA,
States requiring sex
education to be medically accurate and also provide education on sexually
transmitted diseases: CA, DE, DOC, GA, HI, IA, KT, MN, MD, MS, MT, NV, NJ,
NM, NC, ND, RI, SC, TN, UT, VT, WI
Nonprescription birth control measures (condoms) widely available at retail outlets
Some states like TX, AR,
and DE have laws requiring condoms to be distributed by MD’s or
Pharmacists-These laws are typically not enforced. (McDevitt, 2016)
Metropolitan areas
throughout the US have condoms in grocery, drug, and convenience stores.
Individuals can have condoms delivered to their home from Amazon or the Condom
Super Store.com
Adequate supply of OBGYN and primary care providers (Citizen
Access.org, 2019)
Inadequate supply of primary
care for women in: ND, SD, MO, IO, IND, WI, KT, WV, UT, MS, TX, GA, LA
Adequate supply of primary
care for women: WA, OR, CA, NY, MA, MI, IL, PA, NJ, NC, VI, MD, FL

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