The Benefits of Birth Control in America: Getting the Facts Straight

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The Benefits of Birth Control in America: Getting the Facts Straight

Kelleen Kaye, Jennifer Appleton Gootman, Alison Stewart Ng, Cara Finley
The Benefits of Birth Control in America: Getting the Facts Straight

Pregnancy planning in general, and the use of birth control in particular, are directly linked to a wide array of benefits to women, men, children, and society, including fewer unplanned pregnancies and abortions, more educational and economic opportunities for young women, improved maternal and infant health, greater family wellbeing, and reduced public spending. The Benefits of Birth Control in America: Getting the Facts Straight discusses those benefits in greater detail, making the case for why publicly-funded contraception is so incredibly important.

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Kaye, K., Gootman, J., Ng, A. S., & Finley, C. (2014) The Benefits of Birth Control in America: Getting the Facts Straight. Washington, DC: Power to Decide (formerly The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy).

 

June 2014

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