public health & family planning

According to the latest report from the Guttmacher Institute, publicly funded family planning services prevent 1.94 million unintended pregnancies and 810,000 abortions each year. They are also “… highly cost-effective. More than nine in 10 women receiving them would be eligible for Medicaid-funded prenatal, delivery and postpartum care services if they became pregnant. Avoiding the significant costs associated with these unintended births saves taxpayers $4 for every $1 spent on family planning.”

They save money and they reduce the number of women who seek abortions. Somehow, that sounds like a no-brainer to me. Plus, it’s much more effective than trying to convince people to not have sex.

Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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