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Birth Control Is Good for Women and Good for Business

Birth control access has been a game changer for women to help build strong companies, a strong economy, and strong families.

Be a #BusinessForBC

If you are a business that wants to make the commitment to your employees that you will continue to provide coverage for birth control, contact us.

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Birth Control for Women is More Than Just Health Care

  • Access to birth control lets women decide when they want to start a family — setting them up for success in their careers and as parents, if that’s what they choose.

  • Birth control has been attributed to narrowing the gender pay gap — though women of color still earn much less than white women.

  • One-third of the wage gains women have made since the 1960s are the result of access to oral contraceptive pills.

  • Birth control has opened up educational and career opportunities for women in addition to opening the door for more management roles.

  • The Small Business Majority found that women small business owners overwhelmingly support coverage of birth control for their employees, and cite birth control access as an important factor in their own ability to advance their career.

News

Forbes: These 24 Employers Commit To Birth Control Coverage As Planned Parenthood Fights Trump Admin

New York Times: The Economy Can’t Grow Without Birth Control

Fortune: Exclusive: Why Planned Parenthood Wants You to Talk to Your Employer About Birth Control Right Now

The Lily NewsTrump is allowing employers to decline contraception coverage. Here are the hidden consequences.

Ludmila Leiva: You Might Want To Talk To Your Boss About Birth Control—Really

Employers must take a stand and give access to birth control

Scrapping the Affordable Care Act’s birth control coverage allows virtually any employer to refuse to cover birth control on religious or moral grounds. Plus, the new rule gets rid of the backstop that helps women get birth control coverage even if their employer refuses. Will companies abandon their employees and opt to no longer cover birth control, or will they stand up and affirm that they value the women who work for them?

Here are some of the businesses that have already made the commitment to their employees that they will continue to provide coverage for birth control. Each is a #BusinessForBC.

New Relic

Awesomeness

Rent the Runway

Levi Strauss & Co.‏

Styleseat

Uber

Universal, Warner Music

Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group are among the music companies that have assured employees this week that they will continue to cover contraception despite the Trump administration’s recent moves to repeal the requirement that employers do so for free.

October 26, 2017

Mara Hoffman

General Assembly

Squarespace

Kodak

Jeff Clarke, CEO of the iconic camera company, said Monday in a company memo that he wanted to "reassure" concerned employees.

"Kodak will continue to be a champion of women's rights in the workplace and will continue to provide insurance for birth control," he wrote.

October 12, 2017

Birchbox

Small Biz Majority

Credo Mobile

Bumble

At Bumble, our mission is empowering women to make their own choices about their lives. We want to make sure every woman knows her options for continuing to use her birth control method of choice, no matter what Washington (or her employer) says. Bumble is committed to continuing to provide birth control coverage to all of our employees.

October 19, 2017

Mogul

Amalgamated Bank

Amino

Rachel Comey

Group Nine