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Study reveals free contraception may reduce number of abortions


Undated (WXOW) - A new study has revealed that free birth control may dramatically reduce the number of abortions and teen pregnancies.

During a three year test program in St. Louis, researchers found that the number of abortions was below the national average when women were given free contraception. Teen births were much lower, too.

That number dropped from about 34 out of 1,000 women to only 6.3.

Researchers also discovered most women chose long-term birth control, like implants, over cheaper pills.

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