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Contraception: Fact Sheets

  • Greater Access to Contraception Does Not Reduce Abortions (February 2020)
    With typical use, contraceptives often fail to prevent pregnancy. While studies show that greater access to contraception does not reduce unintended pregnancies and abortions, a decline in teen sexual activity does reduce teen (or unwed) pregnancies and abortions.
  • Researchers Agree with Pope on Condoms & AIDS
    Although Pope Benedict XVI was criticized in 2009 for saying the distribution of condoms will not overcome the AIDS epidemic, but instead make it worse, a Harvard University researcher believes condoms may be "exacerbating the problem." AIDS experts agree that condoms are ineffective compared to partner reduction and abstinence.
  • Emergency Contraception Fails to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion
    Studies from the U.S., Europe, and China demonstrate the complete failure of "emergency contraception" to reduce rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion.
  • Contraceptive Mandates
    In the debate about whether state and federal law should mandate contraceptive coverage, advocates have made numerous false claims about the supposed need for and effects of the mandates.
  • Title X Program
    Given the many potential harmful effects, parents should be consulted before birth control drugs or devices are given to teens.


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