Beyond the Numbers: Access to Reproductive Health Care for Low-Income Women in Five Communities

In the spring and summer of 2019, KFF, working with Health Management Associates, conducted interviews with clinicians, social service providers, community-based organizations, researchers, and health care advocates, as well as a focus group with low-income women in five “medically underserved” communities. Based on the interviews and focus groups, the study addresses how national, state, and local policies, as well as cultural factors, shape access to contraceptive care, sexually transmitted infection prevention and treatment, obstetrical care, and abortion services.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • The Executive Summary provides an overview of the major findings and cross-cutting themes, and is available under the Executive Summary tab.

CASE STUDIES

NEWS RELEASE
  • A news release announcing the publication of Beyond the Numbers: Access to Reproductive Health Care for Low-Income Women in Five Communities is available here.

BRIEFING

  • On Thursday, November 14, 2019, KFF held a briefing to release Beyond the Numbers: Access to Reproductive Health Care for Low-Income Women in Five Communities. A recording of the event and presentation slides are available here.
Executive Summary