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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:…Report Read More
Are Schools “Just Saying No?” Is Abstinence-Only the Trend in Sex Education? And, Who Influences Policy?
Are Schools “Just Saying No?” Is Abstinence-Only the Trend in Sex Education? And, Who Influences Policy?Is abstinence-only sex education sweeping the nation? Recent federal legislation provides states with a financial incentive to promote abstinence-unless-married messages. The Republican Presidential frontrunner is now calling for more funding for abstinence-only programs. How is…Report Read More
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,…Fact Sheet Read More
As part of an on-going public information partnership called SexSmarts, seventeen and the Kaiser Family Foundation conduct nationally-representative surveys of teens 15 to 17 on issues related to their sexual health. This survey examines teens’ knowledge and attitudes about “safer sex” and contraception (November 2000). Summary of Findings (.pdf) Toplines/Survey (.pdf)Poll Finding Read More
The January/February, 2001 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/HarvardSchool of Public Health, Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including questions about President Bush’s executive order on U.S. funding of international family planning groups. The survey is based on a national random sample of…Poll Finding Read More
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 stories Americans are following and…Poll Finding Read More
The Women’s Health Data Book: A Profile of Women’s Health in the United States, offers the latest data and trends on the wide range of health issues that affect women across their life spans. Published by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, the Data Book…Fact Sheet Read More
Perceptions and Reality: How Safe Is the Pill? The Role of the Media, Healthcare Providers, and the Pharmaceutical Industry in Shaping American Women’
Perceptions and Reality: How Safe Is the Pill? The Role of the Media, Healthcare Providers, and the Pharmaceutical Industry in Shaping American Women’ A fact sheet, Q&A and resource list prepared for a media briefing that focused on public perceptions and knowledge of the safety of birth control pills compared…Fact Sheet Read More
Teens and young adults face many pressures and decisions involving alcohol, drugs, and sexual activity decisions that often occur simultaneously. Almost one quarter of sexually active young people aged 15-24 report having sex without a condom because they were drinking or using drugs at the time. These findings are from…Fact Sheet Read More
Sexually Transmitted Diseases in America: How Many Cases and at What Cost? Prepared for the Kaiser Family Foundation by: American Social Health Association December 1998 Editorial Staff: Linda L. Alexander, Ph.D., F.A.A.N. President and Chief Executive Officer American Social Health Association Joan R. Cates Vice President of Development and Policy…Report Read More