The CHOICE Project, a project of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, was created as a research study to determine the effects of removing financial barriers to contraception and promoting the most effective methods of birth control to reduce unintended pregnancy for women living in the St. Louis area.
Close to 10,000 women participated in the project between 2007 and 2011. CHOICE determined that LARCs were the preferred method of choice when all barriers to cost, education, and access were removed; when study participants were counseled about and could receive any birth control method of their choice, 75% of them chose a LARC method. Additionally, the study found that women using LARC methods had the highest continuation and satisfaction at 12 and 24 months. CHOICE has published several papers on their findings, and continues to collaborate with organizations nationwide to provide trainings and technical assistance.
<< Learn more about our other Featured Organizations >>