For some women, an unplanned pregnancy can bring joy, but for others, it means an uncertain future. A 2016 survey of 1,990 women of reproductive age (aged 18-44) found that many women believe that unintended pregnancies (UIPs) can impact their lives, including their education, job, income, physical, and mental health.
In 2011, approximately 45% of all pregnancies in the US were unintended, and UIPs disproportionately impact women aged 18-24, women of color, and women from low economic backgrounds. For some women, limited access to information, tools, resources, and contraception can make it hard for them to be in control of their reproductive health.
There are a number of contraceptive options to consider, and when considering her options, a woman may talk to her health care provider about what she is looking for with her contraception, including effectiveness, safety profile, availability, and cost, among other things.
I got to personally interview Dr. Montes on her tips/advice for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy. We also discuss the importance of prioritizing reproductive health and how women can find resources and learn more about family planning and contraceptive options, as well as tips for how women can bring up the conversation with their health care provider to find the best option for them.
Watch my interview with Dr. Montes in the video below:
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*ABOUT DR. MONTES
Dr. Erica Montes is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and a fellow of the American College of OB/GYN. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She completed her residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Parkland Hospital where she was elected one of three chief residents at the largest program in the nation. Born and raised in Texas, she graduated with honors, from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in biology.
*This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.