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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Will 1999 Be The Year For Mifepristone (RU-486) And, An Update on Women’s Other Options for Very Early Abortion – Fact Sheet

Abortion in the U.S. Most abortions in the U.S. today are performed surgically, typically using vacuum aspiration (VA). 9 in 10 abortions occur within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.5 Surgical abortions can be performed as early as pregnancy is first detected, using electric VA or manual vacuum aspiration (MVA).21…

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Kaiser/Harvard Survey of Americans on the Consumer Protection Debate

The survey was designed and analyzed by researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University; and was conducted by telephone by Princeton Survey Research Associates with 1,200 adults, 18 years or older, nationwide, between August 6 and August 20, 1998.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Will 1999 Be The Year For Mifepristone (RU-486) And, An Update on Women’s Other Options for Very Early Abortion

While there has been much attention to the few abortions that occur late in pregnancy, there has been little focus on what options are available during the early weeks, even days, of pregnancy, when most women seek abortions. The drugs mifepristone (also known as RU-486) and misoprostol have been available…

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Sex in the 90s: 1998 National Survey of Americans on Sex and Sexual Health

This survey takes an in-depth look at Americans’ attitudes about sex and sexual health issues in the 90s, including sex education, sex in the media, sexually transmitted disease and unintended pregnancy, and how we talk (or not) about sexual issues with children and partners.

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Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, July/August 1998

The July/August 1998 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including questions about Patients’ Rights and Medicare. The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,200 Americans which measures public knowledge of health stories covered by…

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Kaiser Family Foundation/National Association of Black Journalists 1998 National Survey on Blacks, Media & Health

A national survey of 800 African Americans, plus an additional general population sample of 800 Americans, examining perceptions about the media’s coverage of health issues that most concern and impact African Americans. This survey was conducted jointly by the Foundation and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) for presentation…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

What’s the Diagnosis? Latinos, Media & Health

Three reports examining how health issues are handled by the Latino-oriented media today and how Latinos use the media as an information source on health issues. The three new studies were released at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) conference. The studies are also available separately: A National and…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, May/June 1998

The May/June 1998 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including questions about Viagra and Social Security. The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,202 Americans conducted June 12-18, 1998 which measures the public’s knowledge…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

1998 National Survey of Latinos on HIV/AIDS – Report (HTML version)

1998 National Survey of Latinos on HIV/AIDS This Report is also available in PDF in English (.pdf) en Espanol (.pdf) CONTENTS Introduction The Latino Population in the United States Epidemiology and Transmission of HIV/AIDS The Health Gap and Access to Care Latino’s Perceptions of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Methodology Findings Language and Perceptions…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Parents, Children and the Television Ratings System: Two Kaiser Family Foundation Surveys

The television ratings system was designed to help address concerns about television content by giving parents assistance in monitoring what their children watch. This survey asks parents and children about their knowledge, opinions and use of the TV ratings system. 446 children ages 10-17 were also interviewed. The survey was…

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