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U.S. Prescription Contraception Workforce Tracker
The U.S. Prescription Contraception Workforce Tracker monitors the location, provider type, and distribution/provider density of the prescription contraception workforce, with the goal of providing evidence-based support for policies and programs that can address gaps in contraceptive equity. The tracker allows researchers and others to compare states and counties across multiple aspects of the contraceptive workforce.
Use the U.S. Prescription Contraception Workforce Tracker to:
- Examine state variation in the prescription contraception workforce. The density of state prescription contraception providers to reproductive health age women* in 2020 ranged from 27.85 in New Jersey to 75.24 in Maine.
- Track the workforce over time. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, there were significant changes in many sectors of the workforce, including the contraception workforce. In 2019, 38,440 OBGYNs in the US prescribed contraception, while in 2020, 37,913 did.
- Break down county-level workforce data. Out of 3,006 counties in the US, 1,230 (41%) of counties in 2019 and 1,349 (45%) in 2020 had more advanced practice clinicians providing prescription contraception than physicians.
- Request the data to use in your own analysis of this workforce. If you would like access to the database, please submit a request.
- We updated the contraception workforce tracker in April 2022. Updates include: adding 2020 data, updating the 2019 data, removing the option to choose contraceptive method(s), and removing the option to view the Medicaid population and Medicaid providers. An archived research brief on the previous version can be accessed here. Additionally, a new tracker focused specifically on the Medicaid population and Medicaid providers is in development (release date TBD).