Salt Lake City,
The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of focused family planning
counseling on the uptake and continuation of highly effective contraceptive methods (defined
as the intrauterine device, implant, and both male and female sterilization methods including
vasectomy, tubal ligation and Essure) during the postpartum period in women who have recently
experienced a preterm delivery.
The investigators hypothesize that women with a recent preterm birth (PTB) will be more
likely to initiate and continue using a highly effective method of contraception when
provided with focused family planning counseling.
- Women who deliver a premature infant that is between the gestational ages of 24 weeks
0 days and 36 weeks 6 days at our institution.
- Women who have delivered via cesarean section and have also had a sterilization
procedure at the time of the cesarean section.