[Policy makers in the White House] hope to halve federal funding for Title X, the grant program that provides family planning and prevention services to the poor, and divert the money into programs to promote “fertility awareness” methods of birth control—popular among socially conservative contraception foes—which fail annually for a quarter of couples. (Crooked Media)
Experts worry that reliance on the 'rhythm method' will lead to increases in teen pregnancy after years of declines in the teen pregnancy rate.
Rates of unintended pregnancy and teen births have hit record lows over the last two years, as has the abortion rate. Experts agree access to birth control and more information about effective ways to prevent pregnancy have contributed to this downward trend. Brandi worries the Trump administration's endorsement of calendar planning could send those rates soaring again. (Newsweek)