Kresge Foundation Podcast: Women’s Health and Family Planning

Upstream’s co-founder talked with the Kresge Foundation’s Carol Coletta about our plan to tackle unplanned pregnancy on her podcast, Talking Cities. Mark Edwards, co-founder of Upstream USA, talks about how the

Smithsonian Magazine: From Medical Pariah to Feminist Icon: The Story of the IUD

Smithsonian Magazine featured Upstream in a online feature about the complicated history of the IUD.

Vox Podcast: 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.

Growing impact and sustainability

One of the most powerful and unusual aspects of our work is that it is a one-time intervention that has lasting impact long after we’ve finished. So we're often asked, But is your work sustainable? Do you see a decline in impact after you've finished your one-time intervention?

2016 Year in Review

2016 has been an incredible year for Upstream USA. We have now brought our innovative program to healthcare practices in six states, partnering with them to offer the full range of contraceptive methods to all women.

New York Times: Providing Birth Control Immediate Postpartum

This weekend, The New York Times linked to Upstream USA when describing an important component of reducing unplanned pregnancy and improved birth spacing - offering immediate postpartum IUD and implant (LARC) placement.

Fast Co: Spending $1 Billion On Reducing Unintended Pregnancy Would Deliver $6 Billion To The Economy

Last month's Bridgespan report featuring Upstream USA on philanthropic investments to reduce unintended pregnancy is highlighted in a Fast Co Exist article series on the future of philanthropy.

Bridgespan Group: “Billion Dollar Bets” to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies

Upstream USA is delighted to be included in groundbreaking new research from the Bridgespan Group on "Billion Dollar Bets" to reduce unintended pregnancy

Significant Progress in Delaware

Upstream USA has now trained over 550 clinicians and support staff from 42 health centers across Delaware as part of our contraceptive access initiative.

NY Magazine: Will Delaware Become the Next Birth-Control Utopia?

New York Magazine's The Cut featured a piece about Upstream USA and Governor Markell joining forces for Delaware CAN, highlighting how "the state is reframing the contraception conversation."