Asks About Americans' Reproductive Rights

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.—This month, Adam & Eve and surveyed over a thousand American adults age 18 and up, asking if they felt that Americans’ reproductive rights are being taken away. 

As more states move to ban or restrict access to safe and legal abortion, Americans are questioning the security of their reproductive rights, including prenatal services, safe childbirth, and access to contraception. Last month, the Alabama Supreme Court issued a ruling that embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) should be considered children. It’s not surprising that most U.S. adults are fearful about what will happen next.

While 48 percent (44 percent of males and 50 percent of females) of those surveyed felt that their reproductive rights are being taken away, another 23 percent (25 percent of males and 22 percent of females) said they feel they are somewhat being taken away. Only 22 percent of the respondents (24 percent of the males and 22 percent of the females) did not feel their reproductive rights are being taken away. An additional 7 percent said they were not sure.

Adam & Eve resident sexologist Jenni Skyler said, "Reproductive rights include having the ability to decide whether and when to have children. It refers to the freedom to control decisions regarding contraception, sterilization, abortion, and childbirth. And as more of these rights are taken away, I encourage adults to vote to protect their reproductive and human rights as they see fit."

Adam & Eve director of marketing Chad Davis said, "Adam & Eve got its start providing condoms by mail, and we still offer a wide variety of condoms to support easy access to affordable birth control. We encourage adults to explore their sexuality within their own comfort levels and boundaries."

The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third-party survey company, was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices.

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