Reducing Unintended Pregnancy in the U.S. Through Promotion of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: the LARC Program

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Investigator: Cynthia C. Harper, PhD

Location(s): United States

Description

Reducing unintended pregnancy requires a multifaceted approach that includes better education about sexuality and contraception, improved access to higher-quality family planning counseling and services, and more affordable methods and services. A transition from contraceptive methods that require continuing motivation and conscientious use to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) would markedly reduce unintended pregnancies.