Briefly: Policy Brief: Preventing Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Makes Good Economic Sense

Briefly: Policy Brief: Preventing Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Makes Good Economic Sense

Teen and unplanned pregnancy costs taxpayers billions of dollars every year, and contributes to a cycle of poor education and other outcomes that affect the long-term strength of our workforce. This policy brief summarizes key research on the economic arguments for why cutting funding for evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs or Title X, or weakening Medicaid family planning in any way would be penny wise and pound foolish. 

Publication date: July 2011

Suggested Citation(s): The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. (2012). Briefly—Policy Brief: Preventing Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Makes Good Economic Sense. Washington, DC: Author.