A recent survey has found that nearly half of American women ages 18-49 have had at least one unplanned/accidental pregnancy. In response to these findings, a new program called the What Will You Do? Campaign has launched to improve education among women about reproductive health planning. A couple weeks ago, I was invited to interview Dr. Rebecca Brightman from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC and Linda Dominguez, a nurse practitioner in Albuquerque, N.M. to learn more about the What Will You Do? Campaign.
Due to multiple factors (mostly a super hectic week and a hefty dose of procrastination) I slacked on preparing any questions for the two women. Thankfully, others didn’t, and I was recently sent a video of their interview, which I’d like to share with you all. The video discusses everything from the results of the survey like the rate unplanned pregnancy in the US, to what women can do to learn more about their contraceptive options.
You can watch the video here.
*Full Disclosure: I will note that the survey, the video, and the What Will You Do? Campaign are all sponsored by Teva Women’s Health, which produces a wide range of reproductive health products (including Seasonique, ParaGard IUD, Plan B, and more). While there is certainly a financial stake for Teva in researching reproductive health, education and access, I still feel there is merit to this information, but it never hurts to be fully aware of where it’s coming from!