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  • Out-of-Pocket Charges for Rape Kits and Services for Sexual Assault Survivors

    Although federal legislation intends to provide no-cost rape kits to all survivors of sexual violence, some survivors still face out-of-pocket charges for minimum standard rape kit services as well as other medical care that takes place following a sexual assault. This brief examines the policies that impact coverage of health care services for survivors of sexual assault and identifies gaps in those programs and coverage for their care, particularly for women with private health insurance.

  • Medicaid Coverage of Family Planning Benefits: Findings from a 2021 State Survey

    This report presents survey findings from 41 states and DC about coverage policies for fee-for-service Medicaid in place as of July 1, 2021, for the following categories of family planning benefits: prescription contraceptives, over-the-counter methods, STI & HIV services, well woman care, breast & cervical cancer services, and managed care services

  • Family Planning and Contraceptive Provision Among Females Enrolled in Medicaid

    This analysis uses claims data from the Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) to examine family planning and contraceptive service provision among women ages 15-49 continuously enrolled in Medicaid for calendar year 2018.

  • Medicaid Postpartum Coverage Extension Tracker

    This page tracks recent state actions to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage, including approved and pending 1115 waivers, legislation that will require the state to seek federal approval through a SPA or 1115 waiver, submitted and approved SPAs, and coverage financed solely with state funds.

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State Profiles for Women’s Health

Explore the latest national and state-specific data and policies on women’s health. Topics include health status, insurance and Medicaid coverage, use of preventive services, sexual health, maternal and infant health, and abortion policies. Many indicators provide state-level information for women of different racial and ethnic groups.

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