- The Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision has led to increased vigilance regarding contraceptive use among young adults and has highlighted disparities in access to abortion care, with a significant impact on reproductive autonomy.
- Following the Dobbs decision, several states have restricted or removed access to abortion care, disproportionately affecting young, racially marginalized, and economically vulnerable populations.
- A study focusing on college students' perspectives on contraception and abortion post-Dobbs found that many participants were aware of the Supreme Court's decision and expressed opposition, alongside fear, dismay, and anger at the potential implications for women's rights and privacy.
- The study revealed a phenomenon described as "gendered compulsory birth control," where individuals capable of pregnancy felt pressure to use specific birth control methods due to restricted abortion access. There was a notable preference for long-acting reversible contraception post-Dobbs.
- While participants expressed confidence in their ability to obtain an abortion if needed, the focus was often on having access to effective contraception to avoid the need for abortion care. The study suggested a need for reproductive justice advocates to target US college students.