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The Take Control Initiative: Birth Control Services, Outreach, and Education in the Tulsa Area

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Aired on Monday, February 19th.

Oklahoma -- sadly, and perhaps unsurprisingly -- is number two in the United States when it comes to teen pregnancy. On this edition of ST Medical Monday, we learn about an organization working to address our state's high teen-birth rate. Our guest is the Executive Director of the nonprofit Take Control Initiative (or TCI). Per its website, the TCI "is a program aimed at reducing the high rate of unplanned and teen pregnancies in the Tulsa area. This program empowers women and families with the choice of when to have children, through highly effective, low-maintenance contraception, including IUDs and the Implant. The use of highly effective contraception helps women and families to have more control over their lives, pursue their educational goals, and improve their socio-economic status."

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