Case Study

Contraceptive access and financial stability for Black families

In a survey commissioned by In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, the experiences of Black adults support what states like Delaware and Utah have learned: a woman’s finances directly affect her birth control options, and the reverse is also true.

Contraceptive access directly affects the economic situations of Black families. 73% of Black adults say that a woman’s ability to control when or if she has children is an important factor in their financial stability. Considering that 40% of Black women ages 18 to 44 can only spend $10 or less on birth control a month, it is clear that cost is a critical issue to address.

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