Examining Contraceptive Use and Unmet Need Among Women Veterans

Principal Investigator:  Sonya Borrero, Medicine

UCSUR Investigators:

  • Scott Beach, SRP
  • Stephen Strotmeyer, SRP

Funder:  Department of Veterans Affairs (VA Merit Grant)

Period:  1/2013 – 12/2015

Description:  Telephone interviews with 2,300 female veterans to examine contraceptive use patterns among women veterans using the VA for primary care; determine which subpopulations of women veterans are at particularly high risk for unintended pregnancy; and identify key barriers to contraceptive use by various subpopulations.