We make a lot of decisions in our life. 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 possible, we try to do some planning.....but somehow planning for a pregnancy is not really 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 at the same time everyday or other methods may mean going to your provider every 3 months for the shot. For many, this could mean thinking about pregnancy prevention for about 30 years of your life (that's a lot of work!). 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. They are considered safer than the typical pill/patch/ring since they don't contain estrogen, and more importantly you can forget about it and it's still doing it's primary job of pregnancy prevention. It's hard to believe, but these methods are as effective as getting your tubes tied or a partner getting a vasectomy BUT there's no surgery, it's easily reversible (no cost removal with any Juno4Me provider), and your fertility returns to baseline almost immediately.
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.