Connecting Teens in High School to High-Quality Contraceptive Care

Beyond the Pill works with school-based health centers, instructors and peer education groups to connect teens in high school to high-quality contraceptive care. We promote student awareness and access to the full range of contraceptive options, including the IUD and contraceptive implant, through the provision of age-appropriate materials and customized curriculum at low or no cost.

Through our high school partnerships, we provide:

  • Educational tools. Our tools and materials are used in numerous high schools throughout the US. These engaging materials are specially designed for adolescents and include a video, brochure, posters and counseling tools. Partners include the L.A. Trust, which distributes our materials throughout its network of 14 school-based clinics and Wellness Centers, and Peer Health Exchange, a peer health organization operating in six cities across the US.
  • Customized presentations & curriculum. We work with high school instructors, school-based clinic staff and peer health educators to develop customized curriculum and presentations on family planning and contraception. Recent collaborations include helping Peer Health Exchange to update their contraceptive curriculum and participating in California School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth-to-Youth Conference.
  • Online and outreach content. We work with high schools to develop and adapt information and resources for health campaigns, fairs, tabling, websites, online magazines, newsletters, social media and other student communication platforms.

Teens holding birth control methods
I didn't know anything about the IUD. It actually helped, and I'm actually thinking about it as birth control in the future.
Youth to Youth participant Oakland, CA 2015

Read more about how Beyond the Pill is empowering high school students to help reduce unplanned pregnancies.