Access to birth control reduces teen pregnancy and abortion, new study reveals

October 2, 2014 2:35 AM

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Access to birth control reduces teen pregnancy and abortion, new study reveals

When sexually active teens are informed about, have access to, and can afford effective birth control, they have fewer pregnancies, births, and abortions, according to a new report on the Contraceptive CHOICE Project.

Teens at high risk of pregnancy who know about and have access to effective, long-acting birth control experience fewer unplanned pregnancies. These birth control methods include hormonal implants, hormonal and copper intrauterine devices, or IUDs, vaginal rings, hormone injections, and oral contrac...

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