Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended.

Increasing access to the full range of contraceptive methods can empower women, improve health, and reduce unintended pregnancy.

We work to ensure all women have access to the full range of postpartum contraception before leaving the hospital after a delivery.

The Postpartum Contraceptive Access Initiative supports immediate postpartum LARC implementation through onsite, individualized training.

The Postpartum Contraceptive Access Initiative prepares obstetrician–gynecologists and other health care providers to offer the full range of contraceptive methods to women after delivery through comprehensive, individualized trainings.

Expanding access to postpartum initiation of effective contraception, including LARC methods, can empower women to choose a method right for them, and can reduce rapid repeat and unintended pregnancies.

Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended.

The unintended pregnancy rate fell 18% from 2008 to 2011. Although lowering unintended pregnancy rates requires multiple approaches, this drop is in part attributed to the increased use of highly effective contraception.

The option of immediate postpartum LARC.

The immediate postpartum period can be a particularly favorable time to provide long-acting reversible contraception, and research shows that postpartum LARC provision is safe and effective.

Postpartum Contraception

Clinical Considerations

Contraceptive Counseling

Implementation

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