Emerging Issues in Reproductive Health

is an ongoing media briefing series for journalists organized by the Kaiser Family Foundation. This quarterly series provides in-depth, balanced, cutting-edge information on controversial and underreported issues in reproductive and sexual health.

Briefings have covered topics such as: One Year Later: Medical Abortion after FDA Approval; Condom Ads on TV; Unwrapping the Controversy; and Microbicides…So, What are They? And Why Should You Care?

By providing accurate, in-depth information for journalists, the briefing series aims to enhance reproductive health information available to the public and encourage discussion of vital reproductive health topics. At each briefing, the foundation releases a new study or new information on a timely issue, and conducts a roundtable discussion among nationally-recognized experts representing different perspectives.

Roe v. Wade 30 Years Later: How Have Abortion Practice, Policy, Politics, and Public Opinion Changed?
(October 8, 2002)

What You Need to Know on “The Pill”
(June 18. 2002)

It Takes Two: What Sexual Health Means for Men…And What That Means For Women
(March 12, 2002)

Generation Rx.com: How Young People Use the Internet for Health Information
(December 11, 2001)

One Year Later: Medical Abortion After FDA Approval
(September 24, 2001)

Condom Ads on TV: Unwrapping the Controversy
(June 19, 2001)

Microbicides, So What Are They, And Why Should You Care?
(May 4, 2001)

Emergency Contraception on the Drug Store Shelves…Will It Happen? And What Will It Mean For “The Pill”?
(November 16, 2000)

If the FDA Approves Mifepristone…What Happens Next? Will Doctors Provide It? Will Women Want It? And, What Effect Will It Have On Abortion Politics?
(June 13, 2000)

The Gender Politics: How (And How Much) Will Women Influence Election 2000?
(April 18, 2000)

The HPV Test: Coming Soon TO A Doctor’s Office Near You? Is It Better Than The Pap Smear For Detecting Cervical Cancer?
(February 17, 2000)


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