“Plan B” Contraception Now Available to all Americans. But What About the Rest of the World?

The White House today finally lifted its opposition to making the so-called Morning After Pill — an over the counter, oral contraceptive —  available without a prescription. That is a nice step forward for reproductive health here in the United States, but around the world there are still over 220 million women who want modern contraception, but can’t get it.

Access to modern contraception yields all sorts of health, social, and economic benefits, but it is still an under-funded global priority. This info-graphic and video from Population Action International is a useful primer on the issue and makes the case for increased American support for family planning.

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