Friday, February 18, 2011
Guttmacher News Release: Title X-Supported Family Planning Services Nationally and in Each State:
Subsidized family planning services are vital to achieving important public health goals by helping millions of young and economically disadvantaged American women prevent unintended pregnancies. Women who are not using contraceptives, or who are using them inconsistently, represent one-third of all women at risk of unintended pregnancy in the United States and account for 95% of the three million unintended pregnancies that occur every year. Unintended pregnancy, in turn, has been linked with numerous negative maternal and child health outcomes. More broadly, women’s ability to rely on contraception enables them to invest in higher education and to be full participants in the nation’s workforce. . . .