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From CHOICE to the Real World: Advocating for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Through the Greater Rochester LARC Initiative

01 Feb 2016

Research through the Contraceptive CHOICE Project and the privately funded Colorado Family Planning Initiative showed that young women overwhelmingly choose long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) over less effective short-acting methods when the barriers of cost, access, and provider bias are removed. In the real world of typical clinical practice, however, LARC methods are underutilized, particularly among adolescent women, which likely contributes to the nationwide public health issue of unintended teen pregnancy.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Journal of Adolescent Health