Home » News

Dartmouth Researchers Create Tools Designed to Make Birth Control Decisions Easier for Women

While women’s reproductive health issues continue to be a source of political controversy and the focus of media attention, researchers at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice are working to help women make informed choices about contraception through a project called, “Right For Me: Birth control decisions made easier.”

At the present time, slightly more than half (51%) of pregnancies in the United States are unintended. While that statistic may be startling, what may be more surprising is that studies show that 41% of these unintended pregnancies are attributable to inconsistent contraceptive use.

“As World Contraception Day 2015 approaches (on Sept. 26), we felt now is the perfect time to continue the discussion on how we can best support women and their health care providers to compare birth control methods and choose a method based on what matters most to the woman,” said lead researcher Dr. Rachel Thompson, an assistant professor at The Dartmouth Institute.

Read the full story at TDI.Dartmouth.edu.