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Quietly, steadily, the Buffett family is funding the biggest shift in birth control in a generation. “For Warren, it’s economic. He thinks that unless women can control their fertility—and that it’s basically their right to control their fertility—that you are sort of wasting more than half of the brainpower in the United States,” DeSarno said about Buffett’s funding of reproductive health in the 2008 interview. “Well, not just the United States. Worldwide.”

Karen Weise writing in Bloomberg Businessweek about Warren Buffett’s financial support of contraceptive research and access. Over the last decade, the Buffett Foundation has quietly funded a birth control revolution, becoming the most influential supporter of research on IUDs and expanding access to the contraceptive.

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