NYSBHA sponsor member University of Rochester sees demonstrable success with community LARC initiative

July 9, 2020

A new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that a University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) community outreach initiative has helped adolescents in Rochester adopt long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) at a rate far higher than the U.S. overall.

The study, “Impact of the Rochester LARC Initiative on Adolescents’ Utilization of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception,” used Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System data from the years 2013, 2015, and 2017 for Rochester, New York City, New York State, and the U.S. overall. These years cover the time before and after the Initiative began in 2014.

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