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National Survey on Public Knowledge and Attitudes on Contraception and Unplanned Pregnancy 1995

Nationwide surveys have explored public opinion on these issues, but few surveys have measured the public’s knowledge of unplanned pregnancy, abortion, contraceptive methods and other related topics. The Kaiser Family Foundation commissioned a survey of Americans to identify where the gaps and misperceptions exist in the public’s knowledge of reproductive…

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Emerging Issues in Reproductive Health: A Briefing Series for Journalists

Teen Sex, Contraception and Pregnancy Fact Sheet: Teen Sex, Contraception and Pregnancy

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Key Facts: Women and Medicare

Medicare is a critical source of health insurance coverage for virtually all older women in the U.S. and for many younger women who have permanent disabilities. Today, 22 million women one in five adult women rely on Medicare for basic health insurance protection. In fact, women comprise 57% of the…

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From the Patient’s Perspective: Quality of Abortion Care

To learn how women view abortion care, the Kaiser Family Foundation commissioned a study of more than 2,200 patients. The Picker Institute, a health care assessment and improvement research organization, interviewed a diverse group of women drawn from 12 abortion providers in a dozen states around the country. The study,…

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Health Reform: Implications for Women’s Access to Coverage and Care

This issue brief, Health Reform: Implications for Women’s Access to Coverage and Care, reviews how the Affordable Care Act is expected to affect access to care and affordability of health coverage for women. It also explains the provisions in the health reform law related to preventive screening services, reproductive health, maternity care and women on Medicare. The brief includes national and state-level estimates of the percentage of uninsured women ages 18-64 who are likely to qualify for federal help under the law and a summary of key coverage and benefits provisions in the health reform law that affect women.

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Health News Index – November/December 2002

Health News Index November/December, 2001 The Health News Index measures public attention to and knowledge about leading health stories covered in the news in October and November. The Health News Index is designed to help news media and people in the health field gain a better understanding of which health…

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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?

For almost 20 years, women's health advocates have been pushing for U.S. approval of mifepristone (also known as “RU-486”), a non-surgical abortion method that European women have used for a decade. Now that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seems poised to give the final go-ahead, the big question is:…

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Coverage of Gynecological Care and Contraception

Gynecological services are vital for women throughout their lifetimes. Pap smears, breast exams, counseling, and contraceptive care are important preventive services, but women often do not get these at levels recommended by experts. This fact sheet summarizes coverage of gynecological care and contraceptives. It focuses on women’s use of services,…

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Women and Health Care: A National Profile – Report

Report – Women and Health Care: A National ProfileWomen and Health Care: A National Profile is a nationally representative telephone survey of 2,766 women ages 18 and older. A shorter companion survey of 507 men was also conducted.Full Report (.pdf)Report Highlights (.pdf)Introduction and Methods (.pdf)Chapter 1: The Demographics of Women…

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Sexual Health of Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States

This fact sheet provides key data on sexual activity, contraceptive use, pregnancy, prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), and access to reproductive health services among teenagers and young adults in the U.S.

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