Abortions occurring at or after 21 weeks gestational age are rare (1.4%) and difficult to obtain, yet these abortions are subject to intense public debate in the news, policy and the law. A new KFF fact sheet provides basic information about abortion later in pregnancy in the US, including what it is,…
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In this video, KFF Associate Director for Women’s Health Policy Laurie Sobel describes how a ruling overturning Roe could affect abortion access in the United States.
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This issue brief provides background on the legal challenges to the Mississippi law in the context of the Supreme Court abortion precedents, addresses the intersections with the litigation that has arisen from S.B. 8, the Texas 6-week abortion ban, and explains the potential outcomes and how they could impact access to abortion around the country.
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As policy debates over the future of access to reproductive and sexual health services heat up at the national and state levels, understanding how these policies are playing out on the ground requires getting beyond the statistics. Earlier this year, KFF, working with Health Management Associates, conducted case studies and…
This issue brief presents data from the 2019 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey on the share of covered workers who are employed by firms that have asked their insurer or third party administrator to exclude coverage for abortion from their health plan.
This brief analyzes how states, health systems and providers have been faced with deciding what health care is “essential” verses “elective” during the COVID-19 crisis, and what the possible consequences are to delays in “non-essential” reproductive health care.
The latest KFF poll finds most Americans (67%) think recent state-level abortion restrictions are designed to make access to abortion more difficult, rather than protect women’s health and safety. These state-level abortion restrictions have become more common in the last several years – with lawmakers arguing that these laws are…
Jennifer Kates, Senior Vice President and Director of KFF’s Global Health & HIV Policy program, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs as part of a hearing on Unique Challenges Women Face in Global Health. Her testimony describes the role of the U.S. government in women’s global health and highlights challenges and opportunities to strengthen these efforts.
Web Briefing: The Sexual and Reproductive Health Landscape in the US: Current Trends and the Impact of the Pandemic
At 12:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 21, KFF will hold a web briefing to highlight key findings on sexual and reproductive health from KFF’s national Women’s Health Survey. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with leaders in sexual and reproductive care about what those findings mean for policy and practice, how the pandemic has begun to reshape the provision of sexual and reproductive health care, and implications for the future of the family planning safety net and the people who rely on it.
This brief provides an overview of the legal challenges to the Trump Administration final Title X regulations and summarizes the key positions of the plaintiffs and HHS.
Changes to Medicaid financing and structure could have significant implications for low-income women’s access to coverage and care. This fact sheet presents key data points describing the current state of the Medicaid program as it affects women.
On December 1, the Supreme Court will hear their first abortion case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, with a solid conservative majority. The case, Thomas E. Dobbs, State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, involves a Mississippi law banning nearly all abortions…