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State Policy

Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, works to identify and promote state policy options that will increase information about and access to contraception so that more young people have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to become pregnant and have a child. This section contains background information on emerging state policy trends aimed at reducing unplanned pregnancy.

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Fact Sheet
In 2018, Title X– supported centers provided contraceptive care to 60,211 women in South Carolina.
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In 2018, Title X–supported centers provided contraceptive care to 40,387 women in Virginia.
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Approximately, 49,780 women in New Hampshire age 13-44 in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties losing Title X resources.
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Approximately, 54,210 women in Iowa age 13-44 in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties losing Title X resources.
Publication
A state-by-state look at state policies, how states are using federal grants for teen pregnancy prevention, Title X family planning funding, and more.
Fact Sheet
Alarming numbers of health centers are impacted and people most in need are paying the price.
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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 federal funding for evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention education, contraceptive access, and related issues, such as poverty and education. 

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.