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Delaware CAN (Contraceptive Access Now)

Looking for birth control?

You’ve got options. Offering everything from free condoms to connections to health care providers who can help, Delaware Contraceptive Access Now is here to help you thrive.

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What Is Delaware CAN?

Looking for effective birth control without paying too much? Those interested can find it through Delaware CAN (Contraceptive Access Now). It is a program to cut down on the number of unplanned pregnancies in the state. Delaware CAN provides access to effective birth control as well as information about birth control choices (birth control pill vs. intrauterine device [IUD], etc.) to anyone in Delaware who needs it.

By creating a place where Delaware women are empowered to become pregnant only when and if they want, we can improve women’s health

Why Is Delaware CAN needed?

Delaware CAN wants to create change by giving sexually active women and men access to effective birth control — even if they can’t pay for it — so that the number of unplanned pregnancies drops. In turn, the health of moms and babies will improve. New policies and programs include long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), a birth control option where an IUD is implanted to reduce unintended pregnancies to help women better plan spacing between births.

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Research has linked unintended pregnancies to many negative health outcomes for women and children.

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Delaware CAN History

Delaware CAN was launched in 2014. The goal of this statewide coalition is to increase birth control access for all Delaware women. Delaware CAN supports the Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) program and Title X.

Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing complete family planning and related preventive health services. It helps women and men achieve their desired number of children and spacing of births. Delaware CAN connects people with local Delaware providers offering Title X family planning services.

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How to Access Delaware CAN

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) partners with many family planning providers to offer Delaware CAN birth control to women and men. Find a health care provider near you who participates in Delaware CAN.

Find a Title X Provider

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

Pregnant women and new moms can call or text 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262), 24/7, for free, confidential help from professional counselors, in English and Spanish.

Additional Resources

Below are resources and outside services that can help.

Stop STIs

Being sexually active puts you at risk! But there are a lot of ways you can help prevent contracting and spreading STIs.

Why Health Matters Before Pregnancy

Healthier mothers lead to healthier babies. Better pre-pregnancy health leads to better outcomes for mothers and babies down the road.

Child Trends

This report looks into the estimated reduction of pregnancy once access to proper contraceptive tools is implemented.

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