"Yoshena Payne had never heard about a contraceptive implant until her doctor recommended one as an effective form of birth control.
"The 27-year-old from Cincinnati had just delivered her third child, a healthy baby girl, and didn’t want another pregnancy anytime soon. Payne was in the right place, talking to the right people at the right time to learn about the implant, a two-inch device inserted into her upper arm.
"Contraceptive implants, like the one Payne received, and intrauterine devices are a solution, experts say, to one of Ohio’s most alarming health problems: too many babies are dying before their first birthdays.
"This long-acting reversible contraception, or LARC, prevents unplanned pregnancies and reduces the risk of preterm deliveries, often caused when women deliver children too close together. Both can lead to more infant deaths..."
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