Be A Step Ahead

Free Birth Control for Memphis

A Step Ahead Foundation’s mission offers women in Memphis and Shelby County free long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) to prevent unplanned pregnancies.

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3 Types of Birth Control

  • Non-hormonal IUD

    A non-hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is a small plastic T-shaped device that uses copper to prevent pregnancy. It sits in your uterus and must be placed by a healthcare provider. Non-hormonal IUDs prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years and do not use any hormones.

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  • Hormonal IUD

    A hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is a small plastic T-shaped device that uses hormones to prevent pregnancy. It sits in your uterus and must be placed by a healthcare provider. Hormonal IUDs prevent pregnancy for up to 3 or 6 years.

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  • Implant

    The contraceptive implant is a small flexible plastic stick that's placed under the skin in your upper arm by a doctor or nurse. It releases a hormone into your bloodstream to prevent pregnancy and lasts for 3 years.

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      • Girl Talk

        Girl Talk is a FUN, FREE, and informative 5-week program with age-appropriate sessions about abstinence, healthy relationships, and effective birth control. We discuss consent and how the female reproductive system works. Girl Talk includes snacks, games, photos, and prizes. Participants will have the opportunity to make #iPlans by writing down their goals. We also provide them with a career/life roadmap. 

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      • Guy Talk

        Guy Talk is a FUN, FREE, and informative 5-week program with age-appropriate sessions about abstinence, healthy relationships, and effective birth control. We discuss consent and how the male reproductive system works. Guy Talk includes snacks, games, photos, and prizes. Participants will have the opportunity to make #iPlans by writing down their goals. We also provide them with a career/life roadmap. 

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      • Partners in Prevention

        We know that to make maximum impact on the lives of Memphians, collaboration is key! If you are an organization in Shelby County that offers services to women and children, train your staff on how to use our services as resources for your clients through our popular Partners in Prevention program.

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      Events

      Empowering women to reach their life goals by eliminating barriers to voluntary, long-acting, reversible birth control through educational programming, services, and funding.

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      "You are a strong woman with a strong mind. You have the power to take control of your life and your choices. Think about what you want and what you need, to be healthy and happy."

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