Free birth control cuts termination rate

US researchers educated more than 9000 women and adolescents about different types of contraception and allowed them to choose their own birth control from IUDs, implants, birth control pills, patches and rings.

From 2008-2010, annual abortion rates among study participants ranged from 4.4 to 7.5 per 1000 women, compared to the national rate of 19.6 abortions per 1,000 women in 2008.
Obstet Gynecol 2012; online 4 Oct