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21. Study Assesses Mental Health Diagnoses Three Years After Seeking Abortion Care

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:11:00 CST 2015)

Summary of "Mental Health Diagnosis 3 Years After Receiving or Being Denied an Abortion in the United States," Biggs et al., American Journal of Public Health, December 2015. "There has been much interest in understanding the effects of ...

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For this study, researchers examined rates of depression and anxiety among women in the three years following their decision to seek abortion care. According to the researchers, the findings affirm prior research showing that "abortion is not associated with adverse mental health outcomes" and "cal[l] into question the appropriateness of policies that mandate counseling of all women who obtain an abortion on the psychological effects that can accompany them."

22. LARC Training for Primary Care Necessary To Meet ACA Preventive Health Goals, Commentary States

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:11:00 CST 2015)

Summary of "Incorporating Long-acting Reversible Contraception Into Primary Care: A Training and Practice Innovation," Pace et al., Women's Health Issues, Nov. 2, 2015. "As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reduces cost sharing as a barrie...

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In this commentary, the authors outline a model they created to teach primary care providers how to provide long-acting reversible contraception. They write that primary care providers must help provide contraceptive care "to realize the [Affordable Care Act's] promise to increase access to essential women's preventive services," and they urge primary care practices to offer such care and residency programs to consider including LARC provision in training programs.

23. Study: Boosting Awareness of ACA's Expanded Contraceptive Coverage Is 'Essential' To Improve 'Use of Effective Contraception'

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:11:00 CST 2015)

Summary of "Women's Awareness of Their Contraceptive Benefits Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," Chuang et al., American Journal of Public Health, November 2015. "[W]hen contraception is provided at no cost, women ch...

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In this study, researchers assess privately insured women's awareness of the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage benefits, which went into effect in 2012. They find that many women were unaware they could obtain long-acting reversible contraception at no cost under the ACA, and that nearly 1 in 5 would switch to a different method of birth control if cost was not an issue. The researchers concluded, "For the ACA contraceptive coverage mandate to affect the use of effective contraception, raising women's awareness of the expanded benefit is an essential first step."

24. Commentary: Defunding Federal Family Planning Initiatives Would Have 'Catastrophic' Effects

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:11:00 CST 2015)

Summary of: "Turning Back the Clock on Women's Health in Medically Underserved Communities," Rosenbaum/Wood, Women's Health Issues, Oct. 20, 2015. Despite the coverage expansions enacted under the Affordable Care Act, "the struggle conti...

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In this commentary, the authors note that while "the nation seems to be on a path to universal coverage, with its strong protections for women's health," "complementary interventions" are needed to ensure that low-income women in medically underserved communities have access to care. The authors identify community health centers and Title X-funded family planning centers as integral women's health programs, and they detail how federal lawmakers' efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and Title X will harm women. 

25. Study Assesses Patient, Provider Experiences With Contraceptive Counseling at Medication Abortion

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:11:00 CST 2015)

Summary of "Contraceptive Care at The Time of Medical Abortion: Experiences of Women and Health Professionals in a Hospital or Community Sexual and Reproductive Health Context," Carrie Purcell et al., Contraception, Oct. 2, 2015. "Littl...

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In this study, researchers examine the experiences of health care providers and patients with contraceptive counseling at the time of a medication abortion. They find that while abortion is a convenient time to address contraception, providers must have a certain degree of skill and expertise to do so effectively. The researchers recommend that provider training on how to offer contraception at the time of abortion "explicitly address potential conflicts between the priorities of health professionals and women seeking abortion." 

26. Commentary Outlines Plan for Increasing Access to Medication Abortion in the U.S.

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:11:00 CST 2015)

Summary of "Bold Action To Meet Women's Needs: Putting Abortion Pills in U.S. Women's Hands," Coeytaux et al., Women's Health Issues, Sept. 22, 2015. A woman living in areas of the U.S. "where legal restrictions make it impossible for h...

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In this commentary, authors discuss the availability of medication abortion in the U.S., noting access and awareness barriers that are not present elsewhere. The authors outline an action plan by which advocates can increase medication abortion awareness, availability and accessibility in the U.S. 

27. Study Identifies Primary Factors Influencing Women's Satisfaction With Surgical Abortion Experience

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:11:00 CST 2015)

Summary of "Factors Influencing Women's Satisfaction with Surgical Abortion," Candice Tilles et al., Sept. 24, 2015. Although "multiple studies investigate acceptability of medica[tion] abortion, much less has been published in the last...

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In this study, researchers investigate what factors most influenced women's satisfaction with a first-trimester surgical abortion. They find the majority of participating women were satisfied with their abortion experience, and that the top three factors influencing a woman's satisfaction with her experience include the ability to get a prompt appointment, the courtesy of the clinic staff and receiving as much information as desired. The researchers say the findings should motivate clinic staff to "treat women undergoing abortion with dignity and respect." 

28. Study Examines Trends in LARC Use Among U.S. Women, 2009-2012

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:11:00 CST 2015)

Summary of "Changes in Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods Among U.S. Women, 2009-2012," Kavanaugh et al., Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oct. 5, 2015. "It is important to gain a deeper understanding of which groups of wom...

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In this study, the authors examined the use of long-acting reversible contraception among U.S. women between 2009 and 2012. They found that LARC use rose from 8.5% to 11.6% in that time period, mostly driven by an increase in the use of intrauterine devices. 

29. Federal Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against La. Over Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funds

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:27:00 CST 2015)

A federal judge on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction that extends a temporary restraining order barring Louisiana from cutting Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports (AP/San Francisco ...

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A federal judge on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction that extends a temporary restraining order barring Louisiana from cutting Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports.

30. U.S. Public Health Experts Call for Expanding Safe Abortion Access

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:27:00 CST 2015)

The American Public Health Association on Tuesday issued policy statements in support of "safe and accessible" abortion services, the Chicago Tribune reports. According to the Tribune, APHA -- which includes health advocates such as lawy...

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The American Public Health Association on Tuesday issued policy statements in support of "safe and accessible" abortion services, the Chicago Tribune reports.