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Effective Contraceptive Use Technical Assistance


Effective contraceptive use metric brief

Based on input from CCO and clinical staff, OHA developed an effective contraceptive metric brief. This is a user-friendly tool that CCOs can tailor for communicating with clinical staff, including strategies to support contraception care and how to code claims.

Download the metric brief and instructions (.zip file; updated 2/28/19)

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


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.