A fascinating article was published last summer, entitled "Colorado teen birthrate drops 40% with low-cost birth control."
"Colorado's teen birth rate dropped 40% between 2009 and 2013...in part due to a program that provides long-acting contraception to low-income women."
Providing resources is just part of the package of providing holistic and impactful sexual health education. In addition to providing access to resources such as (affordable) birth control, we also need to provide information to youth to allow them to make informed choices that best suit their needs. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) - such as in the case of this article - is one of many different birth control methods for females. Oral contraceptives, the patch, and others are available, all of which have their pros and cons (which I will describe in a later post. Stay tuned!)
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