Free Birth Control Cuts Teen Pregnancy, Abortions

October 1, 2014 9:05 PM

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Free Birth Control Cuts Teen Pregnancy, Abortions

Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds.

The average annual pregnancy rate was 34 per 1,000 girls in the study — far below the national average of 158.5 for sexually active teens.

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