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The Fog Zone: How Misperceptions, Magical Thinking, and Ambivalence Put Young Adults at Risk for Unplanned Pregnancy

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Half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. Cost and access barriers can make contraception hard to secure and some women become pregnant unintentionally due to a contraceptive failure. But there are other barriers and explanations such as fear, misinformation and ambivalence. These factors were explored in a new national survey on contraceptive and fertility knowledge and form the basis of this Fog Zone report. uthor

IUD Data Sources - IUD Factsheet

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IIn 2013, the Data & Monitoring Workgroup of the NYC IUD Taskforce conducted a review of the available literature and datasets on IUD use in New York City and nationally.  This factsheet identifies best practices for developing and maintaining an IUD-related monitoring system, describes currently available datasets, their underlying metrics and the limitations of each. UD Taskforce

Quick Start Algorithm

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Created by the Reproductive Health Access Project, this clinical guide explains how health care providers can Quick Start contraception. Quick Start means initiating birth control use on the day of an office visit, at any point in the patient’s menstrual cycle. Studies show that women are 3 times more likely to adhere to contraception using Quick Start than Sunday start.Author