Help Prevent Unwanted Teen Pregnancies in the RGV

You know that intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants, commonly referred to as long-acting reversible contraceptives or LARCs, are the most effective of all contraceptive options.

But you know who doesn’t know that?

IUD_LARCMost sexually active female teens. In fact, less than 6 percent choose this option, according to a 2017 study.

And that’s where you can make a difference.

If you would like training on Nexplanon and IUD counseling, insertion, and removal, the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is offering a free workshop Aug. 28 in Edinburg. The training will run in conjunction with the South Texas Adolescent Health Summit, scheduled for Aug. 28 and 29 at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. You don’t have to attend the summit to participate in the workshop, organizers said.

Nexplanon_LARCThe South Texas Adolescent Health Summit will feature speakers, panel discussions, and presentations focused on increasing the knowledge, skills, and abilities among adults who provide services and support to adolescents on the Texas-Mexico border. 

Summit partners include the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the DSHS Office of Border Public Health, and RGV (Rio Grande Valley) Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition.

For more information on the conference, including how to register and hotel accommodations, visit the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy website or call (512) 791-5110.

RSVP for LARC training here.


Last Updated On

August 03, 2018