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Birth Control

Family planning, including birth control, has well-documented health benefits for mothers of all ages and for their newborns, families, and communities. Texas has one of the highest rates of teen births and repeat teen births in the country. To reduce unintended pregnancy among teens, Texas must increase access to birth control and reduce barriers to abortion, including allowing teenagers who are already mothers to access birth control without parental consent.

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Sex Education

An overwhelming majority of Texans agree students should receive comprehensive, age-appropriate, and medically accurate sex education that includes information on birth control as well as abstinence.

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Take action today. Tell your state representative and senator to fight for these issues in the state legislature — to champion of access to birth control and medically accurate sex education.

Endorsed Legislation

HB 222

Rep. Donna Howard

This bill would allow the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to cover contraception services. This bill would expand access to birth control.

SB 163

Sen. Jose Rodriguez

This bill would allow the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to cover contraception services. This bill would expand access to birth control.

HB 940

Rep. Donna Howard

This bill would allow enrollees in certain health benefit plans to get a 12-month supply of prescription birth control at one time. This bill would expand access to birth control.

HB 941

Rep. Donna Howard

This bill would create a pilot program in six school districts that allow for the distribution of long-acting, reversible contraception to students. This bill would expand access to the most effective methods of contraception.

HB 330

Rep. Mary Gonzalez

This bill would allow minors who are already parents to access birth control without parental consent. This bill would expand access to birth control.

SB 164

Sen. Jose Rodriguez

This bill would allow minors who are already parents to access birth control without parental consent. This bill would expand access to birth control.

HB 747

Rep. Jessica Farrar

This bill would ensure health care facilities provide victims of sexual assault with medically accurate information on emergency contraception. This bill would provide more comprehensive education on reproductive health care choices.

HB 226

Rep. Donna Howard

This bill would repeal the requirement that schools teach that premarital sex has harmful psychological and physical consequences. This bill would promote comprehensive sex education.

HB 1547

Rep. Mary Gonzalez

This bill would ensure that public schools provide age-appropriate, medically accurate sex education.