DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION
- Bedsider’s Explorer Method
The explorer is a place to learn about all your birth control options. It also allows you to create a side-by-side comparison of birth control methods.
- Contraceptive Effectiveness Scale
Chart comparing birth control by effectiveness. (pdf)
- IUD Information/Which IUD is Right for You
General Information about IUD (intrauterine device) Birth Control. (pdf)/Comparison between the two types of IUD we offer, Mirena and ParaGard. (pdf)
- Patient Fact Sheet – Birth Control Choices
This patient fact sheet compares different birth control choices by efficacy in this colorful and easy to read chart.
- How Likely Is It That Birth Control Could Let You Down?
Interactive New York Times charts show the probabilities of pregnancy for each birth control method over ten years.
A STEP AHEAD IN THE MEDIA
- The Atlantic
A Step Ahead Chattanooga featured in a national article on the prevelance of “birth control deserts.”
- Chattanooga Times Free Press
A cover story about the work of A Step Ahead Chattanooga and a woman who got pregnant while using both the Pill and a condom.
- Better Tennessee Magazine
“Taking Control,” with Client Ashley Vargas Anderson and Executive Director Rachel Schulson.
- WDEF News 12
A Step Ahead Chattanooga featured on “Point of View.” (We’re up third.)
- The decrease of unplanned pregnancies
Unplanned pregnancies are at a 30- year low. IUDs are mostly to thank
A website by girls for girls to encourage smart decision making through life’s most critical moments – from sex and drinking, to love and success. Click this link for “choose your own adventure” scenarios!
- Stay Teen – Block Party
When it comes to sex, what you don’t know can hurt you. What’s true? What’s not? Play the game to test your birth control, pregnancy, and relationship knowledge.
- MTV Resource’s Guide
MTV’s “It’s Your Sex Life” provides many great resources on various topics such as pregnancy, STIs, communication, etc.
- The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies
Presents national data about teen and unplanned pregnancy as well as ideas for prevention.
- Bedsider Birth Control Support Network
Provides information on finding doctors near you, various birth control options and free contraception. Bedsider.org also sets up birth control and appointment reminders for you so you never miss a day.
- American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Provides some of the latest information about all areas of obstetrics and gynecology