Reproductive Rights and Poverty

This article includes some data that can be used as talking points when advocating for access to reproductive rights:

“A growing body of evidence indicates that limited access to sex education and contraceptives in poor communities widens the income-fertility gap. Equalizing birth control use could reduce the ratio of unintended births by half, Reeves estimated.

‘The passage of the Affordable Care Act represents a huge advance here, by making better contraception more financially accessible,’ the study said,  ‘but lack of knowledge about the efficacy of IUDs and implants and access to quality medical advice about contraception are still significant problems.’ “

Read the whole article here: The sex lives of rich and poor women are remarkably similar — until it comes to birth control – The Washington Post.

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