Increasing access to the full range of contraceptive methods can empower patients / individuals and improve health outcomes

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

We work to ensure all people have access to the full range of postpartum contraceptive options before leaving the hospital after a delivery.

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

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

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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