Women’s Healthcast: Telehealth and the Future of Birth Control

Tags: Mary Landry, podcast, Outreach

Imagine if getting a birth control prescription was as easy as picking up the phone and answering a few questions about your health. Mary Landry, MD, director of the University Health Services Women’s Health Clinic, made that possible for UW students!

On this episode of the Women’s Healthcast, Landry talks about the telehealth contraception program she created at UHS in 2017 that allowed students to acquire prescriptions for birth control with an online health self-assessment and phone appointment. Initial results from a pilot were extremely positive – students who participated were very happy with the experience, and it allowed the clinic to operate more efficiently. Landry also discussed what telehealth programs and apps can mean for contraceptive access in an increasingly restrictive landscape.

Listen to Telehealth and the Future of Birth Control here. 

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