A wide range of state and federal regulations determine how public funds are spent to support reproductive health services for women. Women's choices regarding sex and reproduction generate more controversy and inspire more pieces of restrictive legislation than most other areas of public debate, especially in conservative leaning states. Unfortunately, most of these regulations disproportionately impact poor and uninsured women who rely on publicly funded programs such as Medicaid and Title X for reproductive health services. Public funding for abortion is especially restricted, making abortion increasingly less available to poor and uninsured women. Use the charts and map below to explore these topics.
Use the dropdown menus to compare how public money is allocated for reproductive services in each state.
Use the dropdown menu to compare different demographic measures and reproductive outcomes by state. Click or hover on each state to see details.
Use the dropdown menus to compare trends over time in the percentage of women living in counties without an abortion provider by state.Source: The Guttmacher Institute
Search for a particular state to see the variables from the map above.
|State||Population||Female Population||Women in need of publicly funded contraceptive services||Uninsured women in need of publicly funded contraceptive services||Women below the federal poverty level in need of publicly funded contraceptive services||Publicly funded family planning centers||Unintended pregnancies (per 1000 women)||Teen pregnancies (per 1000 women ages, 15-19)||Counties without a known abortion provider||Abortions by state of occurrence (per 1000 women)||Abortions by state of residence (per 1000 women)|