Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com
If you are a pro-choicer in the Phoenix area still spitting darts over that rage-inducing, cavalcade o’ misogyny Planned Parenthood hearing in Congress on Tuesday, here’s something positive you can enjoy: From the Facebook event page:
Join us for hors d’ouevres, local Arizona wine, and a silent auction featuring a piece by local Cuban artist Nelson Garcia Miranda.
Our guest speaker, Greta Klinger, spearheaded one of the largest research study with long-acting reversible contraceptives, also known as LARC, for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
This six-year study was designed to determine if teenagers and low-income women would use free intrauterine devices and pregnancy-preventing implants if they were offered. According to the New York Times, “They did in a big way, and the results were startling” as “birthrates among teenagers across the state plunged by 40 percent from 2009 to 2013, while their rate of abortions fell by 42 percent.”
Ms. Klinger, the Family Planning Supervisor for CDPHE, specifically focuses on LARC, in her effort to increase access to family planning services across Colorado. She also is the primary spokesperson and content expert for the Beforeplay.org campaign, which aims to normalize the conversation around reproductive health for young adults in Colorado.
Suggested donation is $100, or $50 for students, young professionals, and retirees.
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Francesca’s Art Gallery – 4745 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 85012