M-CARES aims to help women afford contraception so they can avoid pregnancies they don't want. Study results may help policymakers understand how clinics like Planned Parenthood matter for the women who use them.
M-CARES needs 5,500 volunteers, ages 18 to 35, who are at risk of getting pregnant, who want to avoid getting pregnant, and who have out-of-pocket costs for contraceptives.
For these volunteers, M-CARES wants to learn about their lives, including:
- Contraception, pregnancies, and childbearing
- Health and use of health care
- Schooling and training
- Work hours, jobs, earnings, and financial success
- Romantic and sexual relationships
- Parenting and children
- Hopes and dreams for the future
- Overall well-being