A new health app is targeting the issue of inaccessibility of birth control for women of low-income. Co-pays, visits to the doctor and purchasing the actual birth control can become expensive for women of low-income households, and can dissuade them from going through the process.
The health app “Lemonaid” provides access to online interaction and consultation with doctors and birth control options.
“According to a 2015 report by the Brookings Institute think tank, financial obstacles frequently leave low-income women unable to dictate their own fertility and several limit their family planning choices,” Bustle reports.
“This leads to disproportionately higher rates of unplanned pregnancies, which, as a flawed system would have it, also results in higher rates of poverty, less family stability, and fewer opportunities for a child’s success.”
Continued improvements to online and mobile accessibility to health care and birth control could help close the gap for low-income women who are most affected by the legislative and financial barriers limiting their access to birth control and family planning.
Read full story at: Bustle