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“If I know I am on the pill and I get pregnant, it’s an act of God”: women’s views on fatalism, agency and pregnancy

A study published open access in Contraception journal where the authors interviewed 52 U.S. women aged 18-30 about their views on and experiences with contraception and their attitudes toward pregnancy. Jones et al. also examined the relationship between women’s beliefs about their ability to control pregnancy and the consistency of their contraceptive use over the past year.


Adolescents and Family Planning: What the Evidence Shows

This report synthesizes a review of the literature to identify barriers to adolescents’ access to and use of family planning services, programmatic approaches for increasing access and uptake of those services, gaps in the evidence that require further research, and areas that are ripe for future investment.


Contraceptive Needs and Services, 2013 Update

This report and summary tables present data on the current status of contraceptive needs and services in the United States as a whole, for the 10 federal regions and for each state and county. The data also include the impact that these services have on reducing unintended pregnancy and the public cost savings generated from the provision of publicly funded contraceptive care.


RESPOND Project Digital Archive

The project’s primary objective was to advance the use of reproductive health (RH) and family planning (FP) services, with a focus on informed choice and voluntary use of long-acting and permanent methods of contraception (LA/PMs).

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Bedsider is an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy.


Power to Decide

Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, works to ensure that all young people—no matter who they are, where they live, or what their economic status might be—have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant. They do this by increasing information, access, and opportunity.


Key Information About U.S. States

Does your state have policies to increase access to and information about contraception? What federal grants for teen pregnancy prevention are going to your state? Where does Title X family planning funding go and how many unintended pregnancies has it prevented? The answers to these questions and more are summed up in these fact sheets. Check out the lay of the land in your state.