I took on a project led by two women's health specialists at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, wherein I designed a booklet outlining comprehensive contraceptive options for patients in primary care clinics. The booklets are part of a toolkit containing a sample of each contraceptive method available.
The UNMC professionals I worked with had found that in many primary care clinics, patients weren't aware of the array of contraceptive options available to them. Often, physicians did not have the reference material to help women assess which option was ideal for their situation. To address this twofold problem, we created a twofold solution: one booklet that can be flipped around based on if it's being used by the provider or the patient.
For the patient, we aimed to concisely communicate how each contraceptive method is used, what it looks like, and an evaluation of its effectiveness, convenience, risks, and benefits. Knowing their options, women and their partners can make informed decisions about their contraceptive health and have a dialogue with their physician.
For the provider, we created a quick reference guide for consulting their patients and prescribing them the most ideal contraceptive method. The booklet includes CDC guidelines, health conditions and adverse reactions, and rules for prescribing to minors. With this information, primary care physicians can easily advise patients on contraceptive health.