Access to free birth control substantially reduced unplanned pregnancies and cut abortion rates by 62-78 percent compared to the national rate, a new study shows.
“This study shows that by removing barriers to highly effective contraceptive methods such as IUDs and implants, we can reduce unintended pregnancies and the need for abortions,” says lead author Jeff Peipert, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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