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The Center for the Economics of Reproductive Health

The Center for the Economics of Reproductive Health at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) seeks to advance public understanding and awareness of the link between access to reproductive health care services for women and their long-term economic security and well-being. We conduct original research and policy analysis at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, and reproductive health to improve economic outcomes, and educational and employment opportunities for all women.

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FDA Approval of First Daily Over the Counter Oral Contraceptive

In a significant milestone for women's reproductive health, this week, the FDA announced its approval for the first daily oral contraceptive in the U.S. without a prescription.

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“A Year After the Overturn of Roe v. Wade, We Are Only Beginning to See the Harm This Cruel Decision Is Inflicting on Women in America”

IWPR Interim President and CEO Daisy Chin-Lor on the One-Year Anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs

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New IWPR Poll: For the Class of 2023 in the Northeast, State Abortion Laws are a Key Factor in College Decisions

A recent poll commissioned by IWPR and conducted by Morning Consult found that seventy-six (76) percent of students polled do not want to attend school in a state where abortion is restricted.

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Reproductive Health Restrictions Cost the Florida Economy Billions of Dollars Each Year–IWPR State Policy at a Glance

Laws and policies that limit access to reproductive health care have devastating and wide-ranging effects on women’s lives, families, and entire communities. These include tangible economic impacts: restricting access to reproductive health care creates barriers to women’s pursuit of education and their participation in [...]

By IWPR|October 18, 2023|
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