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Effective Contraceptive Use Technical Assistance

Current Resources and Opportunities

Upcoming webinar - Addressing sexual and reproductive health for Jackson Care Connect's adolescent Latina population

This webinar will highlight the technical assistance the Latino Network provided for Jackson Care Connect to support them in meeting their ECU measure. While Jackson County’s teen pregnancy rate (15-17 year olds) has been steadily decreasing (in 2011 the rate was 18.2 and by 2015 it dropped to 12.1) the rate is higher among Latinas than other racial and ethnic groups. Focusing solely on teen pregnancy ignores other health issues that young Latinas encounter at higher rates, such as STIs and depression, as well as misses the opportunity to promote and improve the sexual and reproductive health of young Latinas. A more comprehensive approach uses the lens of reproductive justice, thus ensuring that young Latinas are provided with information and skills regarding how to delay a pregnancy until they decide to become parents, as well as their right to a healthy pregnancy, and to parenting their children in a supportive community.

Webinar series: Youth Sexual Health

This 6-part webinar series is presented by the OHA Public Health Division and Health Share of Oregon. Resources from the series are compiled in this youth sexual health resource list.

Audience: Providers, clinic staff, public health partners, schools, school districts, youth serving agencies, tribes and CCO staff.

Highlighted resources

  • Beyond the Pill: Patient education materials, clinic tools, provider training and research focused on access and equity in women's contraceptive health care (Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Franscisco)
  • Bedsider: Resources for providers to help start conversations about birth control

Adolescent-specific resources

Recorded webinars

Slides are available in the "Resources" section below.

Background

OHA has convened a cross-agency work group to comprehensively address the issue of unintended pregnancy and develop a strategic state plan for reducing unintended pregnancy and improving pregnancy planning and spacing. Providing technical assistance to health systems, CCOs and clinics is one strategy to increase effective contraceptive use, address disparities in unintended pregnancies and improve women’s health, pregnancy and birth outcomes.

Contact

Adrienne Mullock: Adrienne.P.Mullock@dhsoha.state.or.us or 971-673-3384

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