The 10 Facts You Should Know About Your Reproductive Rights

Let’s be honest; reproductive rights have always been a controversial topic. Whether that is in the media or seen in different policies, it sometimes seems like women don’t have a right to their bodies. Recently the Goddess of Fertility day passed, in which Gods and Goddesses of fertility are celebrated. So, if we can celebrate love why can’t we celebrate our bodies. Here are ten facts that you should know about your reproductive rights to help you understand the reality of our rights:

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01. IN ARIZONA, NO ABORTION MAY BE PROVIDED AFTER VIABILITY UNLESS NECESSARY TO PRESERVE THE WOMEN’S LIFE OR HEALTH.

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02. IN ARIZONA, A WOMEN CANNOT HAVE AN ABORTION AFTER 20 WEEKS. IF A WOMEN DOES, IT IS SEEN AS A CRIMINAL ACT NOT ONLY FOR THE WOMEN BUT ALSO THE PROVIDER.

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03. DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN REPORTED TO POSE A DANGER TO REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM BY NOMINATING NEIL GORUSH TO THE SUPREME COURT. HE HAS BEEN KNOWN TO BE AGAINST PLANNED PARENTHOOD THAT PROVIDES WOMEN WITH REPRODUCTIVE EDUCATION AND HELP.

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04. UNITED STATES IS ONE OF TWO NATIONS IN THE WORLD THAT DOES NOT GUARANTEE PAID FAMILY LEAVE FOR WORKING MEN AND WOMEN.

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05. 70% OF BIRTH CONTROL USERS USE THE PILLS REASONS OTHER THAN CONTRACEPTIVES. THESE REASONS CAN INCLUDE HELP WITH ACNE AND MENTAL HEALTH.

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06. BIRTH CONTROL CONTRACEPTIVES LIKE THE PILL AND INJECTIBLES HAVE A TYPICAL FAILURE RATE OF 4% TO 7%.

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07. EACH YEAR, APPROXIMENTALLY 4 MILLION YOUNG AND LOW-INCOME MEN AND WOMEN RECEIVE BASIC HEALTH CARE THROUGH THE 4,100 CLINICS NATIONWIDE THAT RECEIVE TITLE X FUNDS.

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08. CONTRACEPTIVE SERVICES AT TITLE X CLINICS ANNUALLY PREVENT ONE MILLION UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES. RESULT IN HELPING 501,000 UNPLANNED BIRTHS AND 345,000 ABORTIONS. Image result for abortion gif

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09. THE NATIONAL TEEN PREGNANCY RATE HAS DROPPED MORE THAN 50% BETWEEN THE YEARS OF 1997 AND 2017.

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10. IN 2014, TITLE X FUNDED CLINICS PERFORMED NEARLY 6 MILLION TESTS FOR STIS, INCLUDING HIV.

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