Tag Archives: unintended pregnancy

“No duh” study finds giving teens access to free IUDs cuts their unintended pregnancy rate by nearly 80 percent

TweetI’d love to live in a country where we don’t need studies to tell us that giving people affordable access to effective contraception is a pretty excellent way to prevent unintended pregnancies. But alas. So today’s “no duh” study finds that giving teen girls access to long-acting birth control, like IUDs and implants, at no [...]
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The very real cost of unintended pregnancies.

TweetA series of studies released by the imitable Guttmacher Institute, looking at everything from rates of unintended pregnancy to who gets abortions, shows us that abortion rates for women overall have gone down 8 percent from 2000-2008. Yay, except there has been an 18 percent increase among poor women in that same time. This suggests [...]
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Note to Bristol Palin: Unintended pregnancy issues involve more than prevention

TweetIn Bristol Palin’s decision to speak at a Kentucky-based maternity home for single moms next week, she appears to be switching things up. While she’s more known for stumping for the abstinence cause in PSAs, this time the subject is  teens, such as herself, who have carried their pregnancies to term. Sexual health advocates have [...]
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