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America's Declining Teen Birth Rate, Explained in 3 Charts

Contraception access remains vitally important.
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Yesterday, Richard Florida argued that the abortion wars have created a country of very unequal abortion access. Meanwhile, attacks on emergency contraception have made access another obstacle for American women, especially teenagers.

In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration approved both the one and two-pill versions of Plan B for sale without a prescription to women 17 and older. Two years later, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius decided against a request to lower that age requirement, marking the first time a person in her position had overruled the FDA and prompting more research about the drug.