Case Study

Delaware eliminates barriers to birth control

Upstream launched in Delaware and has since expanded into Washington, Massachusetts, and North Carolina.

They tackle all the barriers to access, beginning with teaching clinicians how to talk to patients about reproductive goals and provide a bias-free education. They ensure healthcare staff are well-versed in the pros and cons of all methods of birth control, know how to insert LARC, and understand the importance of providing same-day contraceptive access. They also provide educational materials for patients in multiple languages and fund marketing campaigns so that women know where they can obtain low-cost or no-cost birth control.

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