Question: What is Barack Obama's position on contraception?
Barack Obama supports contraception and has stated "that contraception has to be part of the education process."
In the larger context of sex education, he favors a comprehensive approach that focuses on abstinence, but also recognizes the need for age-appropriate education to reduce the risk of teen pregnancy.
Obama is an original co-sponsor of the Prevention First Act. Introduced in January 2007, it proposes a number of legislative changes intended to benefit women. These include expanding access to contraception; ending insurance discrimination against contraception, and improving awareness about emergency contraception.
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