Women and Health Care in the Early Years of the ACA: Key Findings from the 2013 Kaiser Women's Health Survey

    Reproductive and Sexual Health Services
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    1. Exhibit 6.1: Most women have had a gynecologic or obstetric exam in the past year, except for women who are uninsured
    2. Exhibit 6.2: Most women obtain gynecologic exams at a doctor’s office, but many also rely on clinics
    3. Exhibit 6.3: Provider counseling on contraception is more common than other sexual health topics, but there is variation by insurance status
    4. Exhibit 6.4: Counseling rates for STIs and HIV are higher among Black and Hispanic women compared to White women
    5. Exhibit 6.5: Counseling on reproductive and sexual health is most frequently reported by women in their early twenties
    6. Exhibit 6.6: Approximately one-quarter of women have discussed domestic violence with their provider, but rates are higher among Hispanic women and those with Medicaid
    7. Exhibit 6.7: Many women incorrectly believe that STI testing is routine part of an examination
    8. Exhibit 6.8: One in five sexually active women are at risk for unintended pregnancy because they are not using contraception
    9. Exhibit 6.9: Many women use contraception to prevent pregnancy and manage medical conditions
    10. Exhibit 6.10: Women of color have higher reliance on clinics and health centers for contraceptive care
    11. Exhibit 6.11: One-third of uninsured women receive birth control from family planning clinics
    12. Exhibit 6.12: Most women receive a three months’ supply of birth control pills, but one in four receive a longer term supply
    13. Exhibit 6.13: Most women have heard of emergency contraceptive (EC) pills, but few have used or purchased them
    14. Exhibit 6.14: One in three women had full coverage for birth control, but one in five had no coverage for contraceptives
    15. Exhibit 6.15: Among women with private insurance, one in three report plan paid for full cost of contraceptives
    16. Exhibit 6.16: Many young women place a high value on confidentiality, but are unaware that private plans can send EOBs to parents
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