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Ensuring access to contraception is an essential part of reproductive health care and autonomy. However, people face barriers to contraception such as lack of knowledge or financial limitations.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives like IUDs and implants have been heavily promoted in recent years to reduce unintended pregnancies.
Pelvic examinations used to be required to obtain hormonal contraception, creating a substantial barrier to accessing Starting in the mid-1990s, professional medical organizations walked back this
Many pediatric providers are not trained to adequately provide comprehensive counseling and the full range of birth control methods to adolescents.
Increasing capacity at school-based health centers to offer adolescents
Associate Researcher, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Senior Researcher, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)
Project Director, Beyond the Pill Program
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
Co-Director, KEMRI-UCSF Infectious Disease Research Training Program
Principal Research Officer, Center for Microbiology Research, KEMRI
Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Founding Director, Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES)