We’re on a mission to change reproductive health care

ACCESS. EDUCATION. QUALITY.

The mission of Upstream USA is to change health care so that all women receive the highest quality services and have convenient access to the full range of contraceptive methods, including the most effective, IUDs and the implant.

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THE ISSUE

Unplanned pregnancy is not just a healthcare issue. It also limits economic opportunity, educational attainment and upward mobility for both parents and their children.

LACK OF ACCESS

Many women do not have access to the full range of contraceptive options due to:

  • No trained providers

  • Misinformation

  • Need to make multiple appointments

  • Health center billing and coding problems

  • Cost concerns

  • Poor patient counseling

WE ARE BREAKING BARRIERS

Upstream USA focuses on eliminating barriers at health centers that prevent a woman from obtaining the birth control method of her choice. Dramatically reducing unplanned pregnancy nationwide is possible within the next decade.

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