“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

Paper written for UWP104FY: Writing in the Health Professions

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 Her Own Words

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