Poll: Women worried about birth control after Roe, and much more

One point: 36% of women under 45 now say abortions are difficult to access in their area, up from 26% who said as much in December.

Further, 57% say they’re worried about access to birth control if the Supreme Court limits or overturns Roe v. Wade, up from 46% in April, just before the opinion was leaked. Black and Hispanic adults were more concerned about birth control access than white people. It appears to be affecting their planning, too: About a quarter of women under 45 said they are likely to start using birth control in the next year, up from about 1 in 5 who said the same in April.

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Their preferred method of birth control could change, too. Menendez said her patients are increasingly seeking long-acting reversible contraception like intrauterine devices — even in New York, where abortion rights are written into state law.

“We saw the same shift when Trump was elected, and we’re seeing it again,” she said.

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