Almost half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned. There’s a surprisingly easy way to change that.

Almost half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned. There’s a surprisingly easy way to change that.

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Removing small barriers to getting an IUD has had big results in Delaware.

Recent data from Delaware shows that unplanned pregnancies are estimated to have decreased from 2014 to 2016. The Washington Post highlighted those new findings and Upstream’s work in the state to expand access to birth control.

Four years ago, the state of Delaware embarked on an ambitious experiment to find out what would happen if these obstacles were removed. In partnership with the nonprofit Upstream USA, Delaware created a comprehensive statewide program designed to help women become pregnant only if and when they wanted to, by improving access to the full range of birth control methods and removing the obstacles that had previously prevented women from choosing the most effective ones.

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