A Maine family planning clinic launched a program to reach women who experience barriers to reproductive healthcare, counseling, and testing for sexually transmitted infections. The program focused on outreach, sending an educator to various locations and providing an educational session for women who are especially vulnerable, including those who use opioids.
Cultural assumptions create unbalanced risk assessment when the medical community weighs the risks and benefits of common contraceptive methods, the authors of a recent study concluded. Researchers studied contraception risks and assessed how these risks were prioritized in reproductive health providers’ understanding of contraceptives and their potential side effects.
The results of a recent study revealed that providers might think they are promoting their young patients’ decision-making, but their focus on intrauterine devices and other long-acting reversible contraceptives can come across as coercive.
College case managers work to help students navigate crises, traumas, and other problems that can affect their educational lives. But some have found the COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis that affects more students for longer than any previous emergencies they have helped students manage.
Women’s health benefits from waiting at least two years after a live birth before the next pregnancy. The results of a recent study reveal that women are more likely to space out childbearing after participating in a two-year intervention that includes providing women with access to family planning counselors, free transportation to a high-quality family planning clinic, referrals for services, consultations, and financial reimbursement for family planning services.
The authors of a recent study quantified the number of medically unnecessary clinical visits for abortion services. They found that more than 31,000 in-person clinic visits would be averted each month if four medically unnecessary state and federal policies were repealed and if 70% of patients received no-test telemedicine abortions.
A follow-up survey of United States servicewomen and their access to contraceptives during their deployment revealed both good and bad news. Some women reported greater access to contraception, while others experienced barriers to obtaining contraceptives in the weeks leading up to their deployment.
The findings of a recent paper contradicted the general perception that seriously ill patients are well-protected through a combination of Medicare and Medigap, Medicare Advantage, or Medicare and Medicaid.