LARC in the time of COVID and telehealth: Part 1

March 31, 2021

This video interview features Rachael Phelps, MD, Medical Director at Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, and of the Rochester LARC Initiative; and Amber Truehart, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Chicago.

Medicaid payments for immediate postpartum LARC

March 02, 2021

Since 2012, when South Carolina's Medicaid program became the first state Medicaid program to separate payment for the immediate postpartum placement of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) from global maternity payment, a significantly greater number of mothers are using LARC, especially among adolescents.

Attendance at an initial LARC follow-up visit

February 18, 2021

A retrospective chart review has concluded that less than one-third of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) attended an initial follow-up visit after long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) insertion.

Contraceptive counseling via volunteer reproductive health educators

January 19, 2021

Initiation of more effective contraception occurred more often among patients who were seen by a volunteer reproductive health educator during routine visits at a resident obstetrics and gynecology clinic, according to a study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Awareness and use of contraceptive methods

January 01, 2021

Awareness of most types of birth control was generally high among both white and non-white women, according to a prospective study that examined racial differences in contraceptive awareness and use among women seeking care at family health centers.

Patient experience with immediate postpartum LARC program

January 01, 2021

English-speaking women were nearly four times as likely to be offered immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) than Spanish-speaking Hispanic women, according to a study in the journal Women’s Health Issues.