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July 2015

Colorado's teen birth rate fell 40 percent thanks to a free contraception program

Huffington Post
Rates of teen pregnancies and abortions have plunged in Colorado thanks to a six-year program that distributed free LARCs -- long-acting reversible contraceptives -- to teens and young women.

Selecting the right contraception method for cancer patients

Patient choice, contraceptive effectiveness, and medical eligibility all need to be incorporated into the contraceptive counseling for reproductive-age women who have cancer or are in remission.

June 2015

Birth control for beginners: What’s preventing women from getting access to the full range of contraceptive options?

A single half-day training that teaches medical clinics how to provide better birth control can radically improve outcomes for patients, cutting unplanned pregnancies by half according to research published in the prestigious medical journal, the Lancet.

Improved birth control advice reduces unintended pregnancy rate among young women

Health Medicine Network
Providing health workers with training on how to educate young women about intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants reduced the rate of unintended pregnancy by almost half in a study of women seeking family planning services.

Ounce of training worth a pound of pregnancy prevention

Women are more likely to choose to get IUDs and other highly effective contraceptives at family planning clinics if the clinicians there have been educated about these methods, according to a new study.

Reductions in pregnancy rates with long-acting reversible contraception

American Pharmacists Association
Researchers assessed an intervention to increase access to long-acting, reversible contraceptives (LARCs) among women. From 2011-2013, 20 reproductive health clinics were randomly assigned to receive evidence-based training on providing counseling and insertion of intrauterine devices (IUDs) or progestin implants.

Breaking: IUDs contribute hugely to reducing unintended pregnancies

Study shows that if healthcare providers are educated about LARCs, they're more likely to tell patients about them.

Curbing accidental pregnancies: Docs should mention IUDs, implants

Yahoo News
Young women who talk with a doctor about long-term contraception may have fewer unintended pregnancies, a new study suggests.

Study says this could be one way to prevent unintended pregnancies

Huffington Post
Young women who talk with a doctor about long-term contraception may have fewer unintended pregnancies, a new study suggests.

Tell women about birth control that works — and they’ll choose birth control that works

Counseling clients at family planning clinics about the proven effectiveness of contraceptive methods results in more clients choosing more effective methods, and in turn, reducing unintended pregnancy.