Dr. Jackson: Teens Need Affordable, Reliable Birth Control
January 9, 2013
"Recently a 17-year-old high school student came to me for contraceptive counseling. She told me of her hopes of continuing her education after high school, but she was scared that an unintended pregnancy would stop her from achieving this, just like it did the other women in her family.
"At the end of our discussion, she decided to use the intrauterine device for birth control. Since she was covered by Family PACT [a California program], she was able to get this highly effective contraceptive method that would allow her to delay her entrance into motherhood until she was ready and to achieve her educational goal—to be the first one in her family to go to college."
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