January 23, 2017

LONG-LASTING BIRTH CONTROL

The number of women using highly effective and long-acting forms of birth control, like intrauterine devices (IUDs), has risen, reducing unplanned pregnancies.

LESS ACCESS

A recent study of Texas abortion restrictions found that distance matters. The counties where the closest facility was at least 100 miles away saw a 50% drop in abortions.

INCREASED DEMAND

As more facilities closed in Texas, counties with an abortion-providing clinic saw a 16% drop in procedures, possibly because of an inability to meet demand.

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This appears in the January 30, 2017 issue of TIME.

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