Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Benefits of and Strategies for Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Promotion in Wisconsin

This report explores the significant negative outcomes and societal costs associated with unintended pregnancies and the potential that Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) have to mitigate these negative effects. The authors develop and analyze three strategies that address Wisconsin's particular barriers to LARC access in order to promote greater LARC availability and uptake. A Milwaukee-focused program is most feasible at this time and will serve as proof of concept for how a LARC program can benefit Wisconsin, which will provide evidence to encourage broader initiatives throughout the state such as a provider education program in the major private health care systems.

Policy Brief.

Video Presentation.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in Public Affairs, Public Affairs 869, taught by Timothy Smeeding in Spring 2016
  • Author(s): Alisha Bower, Mark Japinga, Jessica Sabin, Amanda Ward
  • Client Name: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health