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Megan Haugland

2nd Place

Science, Engineering & Math, 2018

The resources provided by the UC Davis Library guided me in the direction of a topic that I grew deeply passionate about, and one which I hope to continue researching throughout my life.

Megan Haugland

Other Options Do Exist: A Review of Access to Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives

Literature review written for University Writing Program 104FY: Writing in the Health Professions

Read Megan’s Paper (pdf)

Project Description

Haugland’s paper examines patient and physician preconceptions about long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs). She used the library to access PubMed and a variety of health and medical journals. Despite their effectiveness at preventing pregnancy, Haugland found many barriers to obtaining LARCs — and accurate information about them — still exist.

In Their Own Words

Read Megan’s reflective essay from their Lang Prize application.