Welcome to Access
Most people believe that reproductive health care is easy to get in California, because our reproductive rights are stronger than in many other states. Yet despite our legal rights, in the real world, reproductive choice is still out of reach for millions of women in California. Lack of providers, insurance issues, travel expenses, misinformation and judgmental people all create barriers for women who are just trying to make the choices that are right for them.
Since 1993, Access has used a combination of direct services, community education and policy advocacy to combat these barriers and make reproductive health and choice a reality for ALL women. We provide free and nonjudgmental information, referrals, advocacy, peer counseling, transportation, housing and financial assistance to women seeking all types of reproductive health care. We are also advocates and defenders of every woman's right to make the reproductive and sexual decisions that are right for her. No other organization in California provides the same range of support and advocacy for women who are seeking or considering abortion.
ACCESS discusses barriers to reproductive healthcare, including timely access to Medi-Cal, in the Los Angeles Times article, Women's Clinics See Rise in Calls and Visits.
Learn more about Medi-Cal access for pregnant women in our latest Policy Brief, Barriers to Entry: Ensuring Equitable and Timely Access to Medi-Cal for Pregnant Women