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Postpartum LARC

Immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs, or implants and IUDs) can reduce unintended pregnancy and short intervals between pregnancy. Georgia was one of the first states in the nation to reimburse for LARCs placed immediately after childbirth. The Jane Fonda Center, P3, Georgia Ob/Gyn Society, and the CDC met with the Department of Community Health, the CMOs and Department of Public Health to work on this issue, and the Medicaid Bulletin was released April 2014.

The Jane Fonda Center and Dr. Kottke have led the training and implementation efforts for the state of Georgia:

This work also takes place at the national level:

Lisa Hofler, MD, MPH, MBA, was a Family Planning fellow at Emory from 2014 to 2016. Under the direction of Dr. Kottke, she conducted a qualitative study on postpartum LARC implementation: 
Hofler LG, Cordes S, Cwiak CA, Goedken P, Jamieson DJ, Kottke M. Implementing Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Programs. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27926643

Current efforts