IUDs & Implants Reduce Colorado’s Unwanted Pregnancy Rate 40%
All of us at A Woman’s Healing Center in Fort Collins were cheered the news that thanks to long-acting birth control, the birthrate among teenagers across Colorado fell by 40 percent from 2009 to 2013.
The birth control methods used were exclusively IUDs and implants, which, as we’ve noted elsewhere on the website, are 99 percent effective. Indeed, we are providing these methods to more girls and women than ever before.
The Affordable Care Act covers many young women at no cost (although some plans do require payment or limit which birth-control method can be used. It’s our understanding that the federal government is trying to correct these limitations.)
We welcome any girl or woman who wants to avoid unwanted pregnancy; indeed, we respect the wisdom of your decision. As women OB-GYNs, we don’t judge. Our job is to serve. We are more than happy to talk with you about what’s best for you at this juncture in your life.