Free birth control tied to drop in abortions

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – During a four-year experiment that offered the women of St. Louis, Missouri, free contraceptives – including expensive long-term implants – rates of teen pregnancy and repeat abortions in the area dropped dramatically, according to a new study. Researchers say the project, begun in 2007, was intended to model the likely benefits of mandatory insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act. “We believe that this is a major step to reducing unintended pregnancy in the United States,” said lead author Dr. …
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