Long-term contraception is effective and underutilized

October 1, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer

Jeffrey F. Peipert, M.D., Ph.D. of Washington university discusses his original article in the NEJM that studied a large cohort of young females who were given free long-term birth control. The results were a dramatically lower incidence of birth and unwanted pregnancies compared to the overall population. He then discusses why the effective contraception methods are underutilized.

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