Research on the Wide-Ranging Impacts of Access to Contraception for Women from Sara Yeatman

Published: Dec. 13, 2022

“Past research linked the introduction of the oral contraceptive pill in the 1960s to women’s college completion, but it was unclear whether improvements in access to contraception in the contemporary U.S. would yield similar results,” said Health and Behavioral Sciences Professor and lead author, Sara Yeatman. Her study, published in Health Affairs, suggests that living in an area with expanded access to FDA-approved contraception, like Colorado, leads to an increase in women acquiring bachelor’s degrees.

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