Colorado Offers Free Birth Control to Teens

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:14
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Colorado is shaping up to be one of the most humane states out there.  After receiving an anonymous $23M donation to fund long-term contraception, Colorado began offering free birth control to teens through existing clinics, aptly named the Colorado Family Planning Initiative.

For most girls, birth control is impossible to come by because there aren't many clinics in their state and it costs $500 and up for an IUD.  How many of you could come up with that kind of cash when you were 16 - 17 years old?  And it's not like mommy and daddy are going to fork it over either.  They'll just tell you not to have sex until your married.  That's the extent of their commitment to your health and welfare.

Teen pregnancy rates are decreasing across the country thanks to contraception but Colorado has seen a quicker drop.  They've gone from the 29th lowest rate in the nation to the 19th lowest rate (2008 - 2012). 

Congrats, Colorado, for acknowledging teens as sexual beings and ensuring that they lead happy and productive lives.

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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It is really amazing, I

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 03:31
katrin-ru

It is really amazing, I admire those people who are ready to danate a huge sum of money to different funds. It is really humane act. Taking into consideration that teen pregnancy stays one of the hottest issue nowadays...

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