Briefly: Policy Brief: Key Points about Contraception

Briefly: Policy Brief: Key Points about Contraception

Contraception is widely used and accepted in the United States, yet half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned and many women struggle to afford contraception. As contraception—an issue many thought was long-settled—has again become a topic of policy and political debate, there has been considerable confusion about specific aspects related to coverage and access.  And, while the objections are varied, what is often lost in the discussion are some important facts: contraception saves money, improves education and employment prospects, improves the health and wellbeing of women, children and families, and reduces the number of abortions. In an effort to shed some light on these issues, The National Campaign offers this Policy Brief. 


Publication date: November 2015

Suggested Citation(s): The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. (2015). Briefly—Policy Brief: Key Points about Contraception. Washington, DC: Author.

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