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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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What would the map of the US look like if safety-net birth control providers continue to be forced out of Title X funding?
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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.
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Alarming numbers of health centers are impacted and people most in need are paying the price.
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This policy brief describes a number of emerging state policy trends to expand information about and access to birth control.
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Current federal guidelines implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) require all non…
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This fact sheet offers details on the laws in 20 states that require insurers to increase the number of months for which they cover prescription contraceptives.
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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.