Greta Klingler, the Director of the Colorado Family Planning Initiative at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment joins eHealth Radio and the Sexual Health Channel.
- Can you tell us a little background about the Beforeplay Campaign?
- What makes Beforeplay unique to other sexual health-related campaigns?
- What is Colorado's unintended pregnancy rate among young adults and how does it compare to the rest of the U.S?
- Why do you think this campaign is so important for society as a whole?
- Where can our audience and listeners go to find out more information about the campaign?
About the Campaign:
Beforeplay.org is the hub for a Colorado statewide effort to reduce unintended pregnancy and help “normalize” conversation around sexual health and well being. About 50% of Colorado pregnancies are unintended, and the rate is even higher among young adults in their twenties. Poor knowledge about effective contraception or how to use it, jobs without health insurance, and ambivalence toward starting a family—If it happens, it happens—all contribute to this situation.
Greta Klingler, MPH, CHES is the Director of the Colorado Family Planning Initiative at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. She has spent the past five years working to increase access to family planning services in Colorado, specifically focusing on increasing use of the most effective contraceptive methods. One component of this work has been the Beforeplay.org campaign, which aims to normalize the conversation around reproductive health for young adults in Colorado. Greta also serves on the board of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association.