She'd just turned 20 when a nurse at the health department confirmed that she was pregnant and insisted that she make a prenatal care appointment. With the start of college around the bend, she had other plans: She traveled more than 150 miles to Knoxville, Tennessee, for an abortion.

She directs the new project, All Access EKY, ...

With funding from the Educational Foundation of America, All Access EKY aims to increase access to and demand for birth control, including long-acting reversible options like IUDs and implants -- the sorts of contraceptives that can be hard to come by here.

Forget abortion: What women in Appalachian Kentucky really want

Treehouse's picture

Thanks

That is a great article. And shows how messed up things are when it's easier to get pain pills than birth control pills.

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