August 2006, New York, NY: Moving forward with research and advocacy

This meeting focused on developing strategies for moving forward with the working group’s planned research and advocacy activities. The Guttmacher Institute reviewed recent analyses showing racial and economic disparities in contraceptive use in the US, and the working group discussed how OTC access might improve contraceptive access for groups of women with high rates of unintended pregnancy.

The Oral Contraceptives Over-the-Counter Working Group is now the Free the Pill coalition!

We are excited to expand our work under the Free the Pill umbrella and continue to leverage the expertise of coalition members to improve and expand equitable contraceptive access. Please visit the Free the Pill website to learn more about the coalition and how organizations and professionals can get involved.

As part of this change, the OCs OTC website has been archived and is being kept available as a historical resource to highlight the work that members of the OCs OTC Working Group have been engaged in since 2004 to build the evidence in support of OTC birth control pills in the United States. If you have any questions about the Free the Pill coalition and our work, please reach out.