Encouraging Young Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Users to Spread the Good News with Social Media

Investigator: J. Joseph Speidel, MD, MPH
Sponsor: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Location(s): United States


Despite recent increases of American women using reversible contraception, only about nine percent use intrauterine devices (IUDs), a highly effective method of contraception. One factor appears to be negative information about IUDs received from friends and family. This grant would support research to test whether women in an online social network who receive positive information from other women who currently have IUDs will be more likely to use the method.