Access to long-acting birth control methods could save U.S. $12 billion every year
WASHINGTON -- If every woman in the United States had access to long-acting birth control methods -- like intrauterine devices or the progestin implant -- the country would save about $12 billion in public health care costs annually, according to a new report. The study, released Tuesday by Child Trends, a nonprofit research group focused on children and families and commissioned by Planned Parenthood, builds on a 2015 study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.