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The Contraceptive CHOICE Project Round Up

What We Did and What We Learned

MCNICHOLAS, COLLEEN, DO, MSCI; MADDEN, TESSA, MD, MPH; SECURA, GINA, PHD; PEIPERT, JEFFREY F., MD, PHD

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: December 2014 - Volume 57 - Issue 4 - p 635–643
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000070
Contraception Update
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The Contraceptive CHOICE Project was a prospective cohort study of 9256 women in the St Louis area. The project provided no-cost reversible contraception to participants for 2 to 3 years with the goal of increasing uptake of long-acting reversible contraception and decreasing unintended pregnancy in the area. This manuscript will provide a brief summation of the major findings to date including the dramatic effect the project had on unintended pregnancy and abortion rates.

Division of Clinical Research, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri

Supported in part by: (1) an anonymous foundation; (2) Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Science Grants UL1TR000448 and TL1 TR000449 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; and (3) the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under Award Numbers T32HD055172 and K23HD070979.

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Colleen McNicholas, DO, MSCI, Division of Clinical Research, Washington University School of Medicine, 4533 Clayton Ave, St Louis, MO. E-mail: mcnicholasc@wudosis.wustl.edu

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