How to prevent teen pregnancies? Start with a robotic pelvis.

How to prevent teen pregnancies? Start with a robotic pelvis.

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How to prevent teen pregnancies? Start with a robotic pelvis.

Vox’s podcast “The Weeds” featured Upstream’s innovative training model and our work to expand birth control access.

All of this — the classroom, the models, the training — is provided by Upstream USA, a nonprofit that launched in 2014 to help health clinics provide their patients with a wide range of birth control options. And they work with the whole clinic staff. While clinicians brush up on insertion, everyone else, from technicians to receptionists, learns how to answer questions about the various birth control methods, including IUDs…

The work Upstream is doing, paired with a number of state and federal policies designed to make these LARCs more accessible, has helped to drive down abortion rates and teen pregnancy rates in several states.

Listen to the podcast: How to prevent teen pregnancies? Start with a robotic pelvis.