Human Rights Measure

Human Rights
Human Rights

Senate Bill 21-009 Concerning the Creation of a Reproductive Health Care Program, and, in Connection Therewith, Providing Contraceptive Methods and Counseling Services to Participants and Making an Appropriation

Date Enacted: July 2021
Country: United States
Region: North America

This bill in Colorado notes that “[d]uring the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that family planning services remain accessible while keeping providers and patients safe,” that “[t]he needs of various populations must be considered, including adolescents, essential workers, and those who face issues around childcare, transportation, and affordability,” and that “providers may want to implement alternative models for providing contraception, including telehealth and pharmacy-prescribed contraceptives.” This measure establishes a reproductive health care program “that provides contraceptive methods and counseling services to participants” including by “ensuring the participant is offered at least a one-year supply” of contraceptives.