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Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Long-Acting Reversible Contraception at the Grady Memorial Hospital Teen Services Clinic

      Introduction: The Grady Memorial Hospital Teen Services Clinic serves an inner-city population of adolescent girls with a rate of teenage pregnancy that was higher than national averages at 13.8% during 2008. It is hoped that increased use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) such as subdermal implants and intrauterine devices could significantly decrease this. The purpose of this study is to assess via questionnaire the knowledge of and attitudes towards these methods of contraception in this patient population.
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