Colorado Offered Free Birth Control — and Teen Births Fell by 40...

Colorado Offered Free Birth Control — and Teen Births Fell by 40 percent

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A program that provides contraceptives to low-income women contributed to a 40-percent drop in Colorado’s teen birth rate over five years, according to state officials.

Likewise, the teen abortion rate dropped by 35 percent from 2009 to 2012, in counties served by the Colorado Family Planning Initiative.

68 family planning clinics provide intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants, which safely prevent the fertilization of eggs, to low income women around the state.

(READ the story from Vox or Colorado State officials)

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