Thursday, March 21, 2013
Contraception Brings Multiple Benefits to Women, Families, and Society
Salon: Report: Contraception is good for the economy, everything else, by Katie McDonough:
A comprehensive review finds that a woman's ability to control her own fertility is good for women -- and society
Women with reliable access to contraception tend to delay and space out when they have babies. And according to a new Guttmacher Institute review of more than 66 studies conducted over three decades, a woman’s ability to control her fertility affects much more than just if and when she’ll start a family; contraception plays a big a role in the financial, professional and emotional lives of American women, too.
In fact, access to contraception was found to be related to all sorts of positive outcomes in family, mental health, children’s well-being and general life satisfaction. . . .