Improving Access to Contraception in Texas

Long-acting reversible contraception is strikingly effective, yet only 11 percent of women nationwide make use of it.

A new medical school is working to bring a range of contraceptive methods to the underserved Rio Grande Valley. Women have indicated they want better access, but some argue that such outreach efforts carry the risk of becoming coercive if clinicians impose their own family planning values on women.

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