long-term birth control

Women and health advocates held a rally at the Capitol to urge approval of a program that provides IUDs and long-acting birth control devices to young women
Katie Kerwin McCrimmon / Health News Colorado

A Colorado birth control program that has cut unintended pregnancies and abortions by nearly half since 2009 will stay alive for at least one more year thanks to $2 million in donations from private foundations.

Just over half of all pregnancies in America are unplanned.

"Always remember to use protection" is a fairly straightforward message for sexually active teens. But young women have a lot of options when it comes to the types of protection they can choose to use.