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Medical News & Perspectives
September 25, 2019

High Unintended Pregnancy Rate Spurs Efforts to Ease Contraceptive Access

JAMA. 2019;322(15):1434-1436. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.15237

Although the US rate of unintended pregnancies has declined in the last few years, it’s still at 45%, with inconsistent use and lack of use of contraception the main causes.

That’s why efforts are under way to make birth control pills—for years the most popular reversible contraceptive method—and other hormonal contraceptives more easily accessible in the United States.