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Federal Policy

Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, works to identify, develop, and promote a variety of federal policy options that ensure that young people have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to become pregnant and have a child. This section contains resources on federal funding for evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention education, contraceptive access, and related issues, such as poverty and education. These policies can increase the opportunity that young people have to pursue the future that they want for themselves.

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Check out this infographic on the importance of having access to the full range of contraceptive methods.
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Steps the administration that takes office in January 2021 can take to advance reproductive well-being.
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Alarming numbers of health centers are impacted and people most in need are paying the price.
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Health Extenders Letter to Congressional Leadership
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There are several federal funding streams for teen pregnancy prevention education— which total…
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More than 200 groups who support federal investments in the TPP Program and PREP signed a letter urging Congress to continue funding these valuable programs.
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Are you interested in changes in the national teen birth rate? Do you want to know where your state stands compared to its neighbors? Our national and state data pages have all the latest data on this and more. 

Check out our resources on state policy options that will increase information about and access to contraception as well as emerging state policy trends aimed at reducing unplanned pregnancy.

Providing an environment where young people have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child not only benefits the young people themselves, but also leads to significant savings in publicly funded programs.