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According to a leaked memo, the Trump administration wants to replace reliable birth control methods with "fertility awareness." But the so-called rhythm method fails women 25% of the time.

White House officials wrote they intend to slash funding to the U.S. Agency for International Development's family planning budget. The Trump administration already signed a memorandum to cut funding to any organization providing, advising or educating about abortion. In addition to "equal funding" for fertility awareness, the memo further specifies fertility planning as the sole birth control method for young girls.

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