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Study: Cost-Related Barriers Prevent Low-Income Women in the U.S. from Using Their Preferred Contraceptive Method

May 10, 2022 – Up to 40% of women with low incomes in the United States would use a different contraceptive method—or would start using a method—if cost were not a factor, according to a new Guttmacher Institute study published today. National data from 2015–2019 suggest that 23% of low-income female contraceptive users* would prefer to […]

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Elizabeth Nash and Lauren Cross: 2021 Is on Track to Become the Most Devastating Antiabortion State Legislative Session in Decades

April 30, 2021 – Right-wing ideologues are engaging in a shock and awe campaign against abortion rights that is largely getting lost against the background of a broader attack on other basic rights, including a wave of voter suppression laws and attacks on LGBTQ people. The number of abortion restrictions—and specifically bans on abortion designed to directly challenge Roe […]

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Federal Appeals Court Empowers Crusade Against Planned Parenthood’s Family Planning Care

December 17, 2020 – On November 23, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Texas and Louisiana may prevent Medicaid enrollees from accessing family planning services and other health care from Planned Parenthood health centers. The decision undermines an explicit protection in federal Medicaid law that enrollees have the right to choose any qualified family planning […]

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Lauren Cross and Zara Ahmed: The Trump Administration Wants to Make the Global Gag Rule Even More Harmful

September 16, 2020 – In the middle of a global pandemic, the Trump administration is trying to make it harder for people to get the sexual and reproductive health care they want and need. This week, the administration announced that it is proposing to expand the dangerous and harmful “global gag rule” even further than […]

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“Public Charge” Rule: A Blatant Attack on Immigrants’ Rights with Severe Reproductive Health Consequences

Oct. 1, 2019 – In mid-August, the Trump administration extended its xenophobic and racist immigration agenda to the health care sector when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finalized its expanded “public charge” rule. The policy, which is scheduled to go into effect on October 15, 2019, would intentionally heighten the barriers immigrants already face […]

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Elizabeth Nash: A Surge in Bans on Abortion Before Most People Know They Are Even Pregnant

March 25, 2019 – Antiabortion activists and politicians have kicked their decades-long agenda to ban abortion in America into high gear through a series of increasingly radical and dangerous state-level laws. Between January 1, 2019 and March 20, 2019, 304 abortion restrictions were introduced in states across the country. One trend that stands out is […]

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Kinsey Hasstedt: A Domestic Gag Rule and More: The Administration’s Proposed Changes to Title X

June 18, 2018 – Originally published on Health Affairs Blog. On June 1, the Trump administration published a series of proposed changes to the regulations governing the Title X family planning program. For nearly 50 years, Title X has been the sole federal grant program dedicated to advancing people’s access to comprehensive contraceptive and related family planning services […]

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Guttmacher-Lancet Commission Proposes Bold Agenda for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 9, 2018 – Today, the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights—a collaboration of global health, development and human rights experts from around the world—called on national governments, international agencies, donors, civil society groups and other key stakeholders to commit to a new, bold agenda to achieve universal access […]

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New Report Highlights Worldwide Variations in ,Abortion Incidence and Safety

March 22, 2018 – A comprehensive new report released by the Guttmacher Institute highlights ongoing disparities in abortion rates and in access to safe abortion services in developing and developed regions. The report, Abortion Worldwide 2017: Uneven Progress and Unequal Access, pulls together the latest research on abortion incidence, safety and legality, as well as […]

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6.2 Million U.S. Women Obtained Contraceptive Services from Publicly Funded Clinics in 2015

April 24, 2017 – Some 6.2 million women received publicly supported contraceptive services from 10,700 clinics in the United States in 2015, according to Publicly Funded Contraceptive Services at U.S. Clinics, 2015, new Guttmacher Institute research by Jennifer Frost and colleagues. This project includes a series of new interactive maps that allow users to navigate […]