Only 47.6% of the Need

In 2008, only 47.6% of the need for subsidized contraceptive care services in PA was met.

Public funding is a major source of support for family planning services for low income women. In 2008, only 47.6% of the need for subsidized contraceptive coverage care services in PA was met. Women without adequate contraceptive coverage either pay high out-of-pocket costs or go without contraception. In addition, surveys have found that women would use different, often more effective, or longer-lasting methods if they did not have to worry about cost.

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