Rep. Shankland: To introduce 12-month birth control bill

Contact: Rep. Katrina Shankland
(608) 267-9649

MADISON – Tomorrow, Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) will introduce legislation that would improve women’s health care access by allowing them to fill their birth control prescriptions for 12 months at a time.

Wisconsin health insurance plans currently only cover prescriptions of birth control for 30 or 90 days, requiring women to return to their pharmacies every few months. This unnecessary limitation is a barrier to contraceptive access for many, especially for those who work multiple jobs or have limited transportation options. Research has shown that dispensing a 12-month supply of birth control can reduce the odds of unintended pregnancy by 30% and reduce abortion rates by 46%.

WHAT: Press Conference on 12-Month Birth Control Bill

WHO: Rep. Katrina Shankland
​Dr. Cynthie K. Anderson, MD, practicing Obstetrician-Gynecologist
​Taryn Valley, medical student
​Tierra Merritt, student

WHEN: Wednesday, November 15th at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Assembly Parlor (2nd floor West), State Capitol

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