Why Access to Birth Control Matters to Black Women

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  • 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
  • Opening Up Pandora’s Box

Birth Control Ain’t Cheap

In a survey cited on the Huffington Post, 51 percent of African-American women aged 18 to 34 reported having trouble purchasing and consistently using birth control due to its high cost. Having it included in preventative care and even covered with no co-pay can strengthen our access and keep more money in our pockets.

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