Prevent Unintended Pregnancy
Plan an Evidence-Based Intervention
Following are unintended pregnancy prevention interventions identified by the CDC as having a proven evidence base for improving health outcomes and controlling health care costs:
- Reimburse providers for the full range of contraceptive services (e.g., screening for pregnancy intention; counseling; insertion, removal, replacement, or reinsertion of long-acting reversible contraceptives, and follow-up) for women of childbearing age.
- Reimburse providers for the actual cost of FDA-approved contraceptive methods.
- Unbundle payment for long-acting reversible contraceptives from other postpartum services.
- Remove administrative barriers to receipt of contraceptive services (e.g., pre-approval step therapy restriction, barriers to high acquisition and stocking costs).
Explore Implementation Resources
The following resources can help payers, state officials, and providers to implement high-opportunity unintended pregnancy prevention interventions. Does your state/program have resources to share? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See also CDC’s unintended pregnancy program web page.