Meet Theresa! After she and her husband got married earlier this year, they decided to wait a year before having children. Theresa was working a temp job and did not have access to insurance to pay for the birth control she needed. Luckily, a coworker heard about A Step Ahead Foundation through a commercial and told Theresa. After scheduling an appointment and talking with the doctor, Theresa decided on the Nexplanon--birth control that goes in the arm and can be removed at any time when she is
It’s no secret that I love long acting, reversible contraception (LARC)—I write about it, I own not one but three pieces of IUD jewelry, and I even work for a nonprofit that gives women all across TN access to it. The reason why I love LARC, however, is a little more personal. For the past 3.5 years, I have been working towards a career in medicine. This has meant taking difficult pre-med classes (hello, Biochemistry and Physics),
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Executive Summary A Step Ahead Foundation (ASAF) was established in 2011 to provide free, long-acting, reversible contraception (LARC) to women in Memphis and Shelby County in an effort to prevent unplanned pregnancy, and allow women to plan when and how they choose to have families. This report provides an overview of the data collected from the first year of the program. During the first year, ASAF has made significant progress toward their two primary outcome goals. Goal 1: Increased Commun
Hello Honeybees, My job requires me to carry some pretty interesting things. Things that might embarrass some but not me or my teammates. You see, I am the Director of Community Outreach for A Step Ahead Foundation, a nonprofit that provides FREE Long Term Reversible Contraceptives or LARC for short, to the women of Shelby County. At ANY given time you will find in my car or purse for that matter…. Condoms, models of the female reproductive system, or actual models of the methods that
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