Decisions, decisions..... From what's for dinner to what I want to do when I grow up, to who I want to (or don't want to) partner with. When we have choices and can access our options, we are more likely to make decisions that work best for ourselves. Deciding to have children or not has not been well supported in our community nor in our complex healthcare system. We know there are plenty of birth control methods that work and sometimes it takes several tries to find the right one. Some require daily action, like taking a pill or other methods like the depo shot may mean going to your provider every 3 months. Juno4Me believes that everyone should know all their options and have access to every type of birth control; especially the most difficult to access and the most costly methods. Modern intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the contraceptive implant are not easily available (may have to jump through a lot of hoops to finally get one) and they can be very expensive without insurance. Juno4Me was created to help bridge that gap but ultimately we want to make accessing any type of birth control simple.
PROOF OF CONCEPT, LET's GIVE IT A TRY
Juno4Me is the first program of it’s kind to come to Chicagoland, but it's for anyone with an uterus and we don't care where you live- meaning there are no geographical restrictions. There are similar initiatives across the USA and we are all learning together about how best to increase contraceptive access. We are committed to continuously improve and innovate as we grow. Stay tuned.....
The Colorado Family Planning Initiative drove a significant reduction in teen births and abortions, avoided nearly $70 million in public assistance costs and empowered thousands of young women to make their own choices on when or whether to start a family.
The Contraceptive CHOICE Project from Washington St. Louis began enrollment in August 2007 through 2011. Over the course of 4 years they enrolled over 9K women with standardized counseling on all methods of birth control and removal of all financial barriers. Findings show that women overwhelmingly chose an IUD or Implant with high continuation and satisfaction rates. Pill, patch and ring users had higher unintended pregnancy rates as they were 20 times more likely to have an unintended pregnancy compared to LARC users in Year 1.