Support For Birth Control (January 2017): Survey Says

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Support For Birth Control (January 2017): Survey Says

Survey Says: Support For Birth Control (January 2017)

The nation’s Title X program provides free or low-cost birth control to people making $30,000 a year or less who cannot otherwise afford it. The federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) and the federal Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) provide funding for programs that are proven to help teens delay sex, improve contraceptive use, and/or prevent pregnancy.  New nationally representative public opinion survey data show that support for these programs is wide, deep, and bi-partisan. 

In addition, the overwhelming majority of American adults believe teens should be getting more information about postponing sex and contraception rather than either/or and more than half believe more should be done to prevent teen pregnancy in their community.

Suggested Citation(s)

Power to Decide (formerly The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy). (2017). Survey Says: Birth Control Support. Washington, DC: Author.

January 2017

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