Emergency contraceptive use in school-based health centers before and after implementation of long-acting reversible contraceptive services: A mixed methods study
Awarded 2016
Complex Family Planning Fellowship Research
Geetha Fink, MD, MPH
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

We aim to understand reasons adolescent females accessing emergency contraception in school-based health centers utilize emergency contraception, non-emergenct contraeption, and condoms. We will utilize interviews and surveys to assess contraceptve decision making and beliefs surrounding pregnancy risk and emergency contraceptive efficacy. We plan to assess rates of use of emergent and non-emergent contraception through a chart reviews. We plan to describe patterns of use of contraception and sexual behavior among adolescent females that access school-based health centers.