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 has evolved to meet a new and exciting moment and is now the Free the Pill coalition!

Please visit the Free the Pill website to learn more about the coalition and how organizations and professionals can get involved.

This website has been archived and is being kept available as a historical resource to highlight the 17+ years of collaborative work that members of the OCs OTC Working Group engaged in to build the evidence in support of OTC birth control pills in the United States. We are excited to expand this important work under our new name and continue to leverage the expertise of coalition members to improve equitable contraceptive access. If you have any questions about the Free the Pill coalition and our work, please reach out.