Why Access to Birth Control Matters to Black Women

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  • Opening Up Pandora’s Box
  • Black Women Have the Highest Abortion Rates in the U.S.
  • Black Women Are Least Likely to Have Access to Plan B
  • Birth Control Ain’t Cheap
  • Family Planning Betters Our Lives
  • It Also Betters the Lives of Our Children
  • Don’t Forget About Condoms Though
  • Hobby Lobby, Birth Control and You
  • Understanding These Cases

Black Women Are Least Likely to Have Access to Plan B

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that only 7.9 percent of Black women have ever used a form of emergency contraception. Also, poor Black youth are less likely to have access to Plan B compared to more affluent teens. It’s believed that price and lack of insurance may stand in our way of access to it. 

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