Presentations from For Youth, a Healthy Option with Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs)
May 2015 — FHI 360 co-hosted a one-day symposium in May 2015 that focused on how long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) can improve the health and well-being of young women. LARCs, which include contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), are often overlooked as options for young women. The symposium was supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development; was co-hosted by PSI, Pathfinder and its Evidence2Action Project, and Marie Stopes International; and convened more than 100 experts from around the world. The goal was to encourage participants to share experiences, tackle tough questions and advocate for wider access to LARCs for young women. Agenda and presentations are below.
- Agenda: For Youth, A Healthy Option With Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs)
- How Can You Increase LARC Access for Youth While Ensuring Choice?
- Changing Provider Attitudes to Youth and LARCs: Lessons From Mali
- To Bleed or Not to Bleed? A LARC for Amenorrhea
- LARCs and YOUTH: Let’s Talk Effectiveness, Safety, and Satisfaction
- Tackling The Tough Questions: Political and Community Support
- The Contraceptive Choice Project