Our new study published in Journal of Women’s Health shows that a low-cost educational intervention improved community college students' awareness of contraceptive methods.

 

Our new study published in Journal of Women’s Health shows that a low-cost educational intervention improved community college students' awareness of contraceptives, particularly the IUD and implant. The intervention involved a one-on-one educational session performed by a trained research assistant using youth-friendly educational charts created and pilot tested in partnership with Bedsider. Awareness of methods increased significantly after the intervention, regardless of young people’s sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, nativity, or insurance coverage.

As many young people face barriers to clinic visits, the findings lend support for providing contraceptive education in community settings, including community college and university campuses.

Read more about the study findings on the UCSF Bixby Center website.