national resources

The following websites were compiled by Focus Forward Oklahoma staff to help providers and other health professionals identify resources that are available to them through a number of credible sources.

This list is not comprehensive, but rather intended to aid in information attainment. A website being listed here does not imply endorsement by the Focus Forward Oklahoma program or partners. Viewers should review resources and contact the organizations directly with questions or comments.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The American Academy of Pediatrics website offers professional resources such as research and publications, clinical support, webinars, and information about contraception and adolescent sexual health.

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS (ACOG)

The ACOG website features information on the ACOG Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Program. In addition, there are clinical, patient and practice resources along with education/training information related to best practices for contraception and unintended pregnancy.

409 12th Street, SW 
Washington, DC 20024

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Program
Program Manager 
Mica Bumpus, MPA
(202) 863-2470 or mbumpus@acog.org

Child Trends

The Child Trends website features data and research on teen pregnancy and reproductive health, poverty and inequality, and youth development.

Guttmacher Institute

The Guttmacher Institute website provides research and policy statements on sexual and reproductive health topics. They also provide national and state (Oklahoma) level information on contraception and pregnancy including teen pregnancy.

March of Dimes

The March of Dimes national website has information on prenatal care, healthy birth spacing, contraception, prematurity, and infant health. They also have resources specifically for Oklahoma.

National Conference of State Legislatures

The National Conference of State Legislatures website features multiple research documents on unplanned pregnancy, teen pregnancy prevention, and policymaking.

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health website has resources related to contraception, pregnancy, teen pregnancy, and substance abuse during pregnancy, Additional information on maternal and child health can be found at the Eunice Kennedy National Institute of Child Health and Human Development including resources related to contraception and women’s health.

Office on Women’s Health (Department of Health & Human Services)

The Office on Women’s Health website features information on contraception, pregnancy, and how to find a family planning clinic.

Power to Decide

The Power to Decide website has  national and state data (including Oklahoma data) and resources related to preventing unplanned pregnancies. This organization also has two additional websites that are focused on contraception: Bedsider and Stay Teen.

1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

Vice President of Programs
Katherine Suellentrop
(202) 478-8500 or ksuellentrop@powertodecide.org

National and International Journals

There are a number of national and international journals that publish information related to women’s health, family planning, contraception, unintended pregnancy, teen pregnancy, and LARC.

The following journals may have useful information related to the topics of interest. The Focus Forward Oklahoma Program also has a large database of peer-reviewed literature on these topics. If you need access to a specific article or resource you can contact us at focusforwardok@okhca.org and we can assist you with this process.

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health

Contraception

Contraception & Reproductive Medicine

Journal of Adolescent Health

Journal of Reproductive Health & Contraception

Open Access Journal of Contraception

The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care

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