Healthy Women Community Talks: Innovations in Birth Control


Bolz Auditorium, 124 S. Brooks St., Madison (across from Meriter Hospital entrance)


Register online for this free event by Feb. 20.

For more information:

Visit the Community Talk website or call (608) 417-4228.

People have been using birth control for thousands of years, but only since the 1970s has it become really accessible, safe and effective. More recently, new innovations have taken the health and science of birth control a step further. Do you know how many birth control methods there are and which ones are safest and most effective?


If you have an interest in women's health, please join Dr. Laurel W. Rice and Dr. Eliza Bennett for a discussion on the latest innovations in birth control. Learn about an initiative launched by the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology to increase access to birth control. And, discover how birth control can do more than just prevent pregnancy.


Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Effectiveness of all forms of birth control
  • Health benefits for using birth control beyond pregnancy prevention
  • What the future might hold
  • Time for questions and answers

Healthy Women Community Talks is an educational series and part of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's mission to help all women stay healthy throughout their lives.