As the Trump administration pushes forward on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the president is expected to focus on expanding access to the widely-used contraceptive pill.
While the administration has made some headway on other measures, the contraceptive pill remains one of the biggest barriers to contraceptive access in the United States.
In fact, just a little more than half of all American women who had used a contraceptive in the last year, or 33 percent, reported ever having used a method that did not contain the hormone progestin.
And nearly one-quarter of women who used the pill in the past year did not use a method of contraception at all, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
This is a significant number, and it shows that there are people in the population that are not using contraception at a high enough rate to actually be able to get birth control at a good rate.
The Pew Research survey also found that the majority of women in the U.S. use a combination of methods of contraception.
Among the contraceptive methods most commonly used by women, condoms were the most commonly-used method among women, followed by sterilization, emergency contraception, and other methods.
The percentage of women using condoms for birth control has also increased significantly in recent years.
In 2013, 48 percent of women reported using condoms, and in 2015, 51 percent reported using them, according the Pew survey.
For women ages 15 to 44, the number of women age 15 to 19 who reported using a condom dropped from 53 percent in 2013 to 47 percent in 2015.
The proportion of women reporting using emergency contraception has also dropped significantly over the past few years.
As of 2015, the proportion of emergency contraception users was 33 percent among women ages 16 to 19, compared to 47 in 2013 and 48 in 2015; the proportion who were using a combination method of birth control dropped from 52 percent to 46 percent.
The survey found that women who are using emergency contraceptives are more likely to have higher levels of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, as well as to be more likely than their non-emergency contraceptive counterparts to have used condoms.
These women are also more likely also to be uninsured and underinsured, according an earlier Pew study.
The Trump administration has been working to expand access to birth control for more than a decade.
Last year, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the Affordable Birth Control Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance for individuals and families to purchase birth control pills, implants, and intrauterine devices.
This year, a new HHS rule will expand the availability of this program to all women of reproductive age in the country.
This new rule also expands access to contraceptive coverage to include emergency contraception and emergency contraceptive implant coverage.
The new rule includes the following changes: It makes coverage for emergency contraception coverage available to all eligible women and families, regardless of whether they have insurance coverage for birth prevention.
It makes emergency contraception eligibility for women ages 19 to 45, regardless or whether they are uninsured, underinsured or uninsured and regardless of their ability to pay for birth controls.
It expands coverage for women to obtain emergency contraceptive coverage from any provider that provides insurance coverage of contraceptives, including employers and insurance companies.
It extends the period of time that emergency contraception can be covered for emergency use.
The rule also makes it easier for employers and insurers to cover emergency contraception through employee-provided health plans, and allows employers to cover any method of emergency contraceptive as long as it is not a prescription.
This rule will provide coverage to all employees of private businesses, and provides coverage for any employer with 50 or more employees and provides the coverage for prescription coverage.
It will expand coverage for preventive services and provide emergency contraceptive services through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).
This rule expands coverage to eligible employees of Federally funded health plans and will provide eligibility for all employees covered by the Federally-funded health plans covered by FEHBP.
It also expands coverage of emergency contraceptives and emergency contraception implants, including emergency contraceptive implants for emergency contraceptive use in federally-funded insurance plans and emergency contraceptives for emergency implant use in Federallyfunded insurance plan employees.
It allows Federally covered health plans to cover an additional $1,000 for each month a plan covers a prescription for emergency contraceptives or emergency contraceptive inserts, and $500 for each birth control implant purchased through a Federally financed health plan.
The ACA has provided a wide range of preventive services to women.
Women have access to more comprehensive contraceptive coverage than ever before.
The contraceptive coverage requirements for employers have been updated to reflect the Affordable Health Care Act.
Coverage for emergency birth control and emergency birth care has been expanded.
The administration is committed to ensuring that all women have access a high-quality, affordable, and cost-effective contraceptive option, and we continue to work to expand coverage through the ACA.
We are also committed to continuing to provide information on birth control to all American families, particularly women and women of color, through information campaigns, education, and media outreach.