The contraceptive CHOICE project round up: what we did and what we learned

Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Dec;57(4):635-43. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000070.


The Contraceptive CHOICE Project was a prospective cohort study of 9256 women in the St Louis area. The project provided no-cost reversible contraception to participants for 2 to 3 years with the goal of increasing uptake of long-acting reversible contraception and decreasing unintended pregnancy in the area. This manuscript will provide a brief summation of the major findings to date including the dramatic effect the project had on unintended pregnancy and abortion rates.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Induced / statistics & numerical data*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cohort Studies
  • Contraceptive Agents, Female / therapeutic use*
  • Contraceptive Devices, Female
  • Counseling / methods*
  • Family Planning Services / methods*
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Services Accessibility*
  • Humans
  • Intrauterine Devices*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Unplanned*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult


  • Contraceptive Agents, Female