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Emergency Contraception Survey in California

- Survey Toplines As the FDA continues to deliberate about whether emergency contraception will be made available “over-the-counter” without a prescription, a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey examines Californian’s awareness of and experiences with emergency contraception, inlcuding findings on the state’s “pharmacy access ” program. California’s “pharmacy access” program permits…

KFF- What Teens Know and Don’t (But Should) About Sexually Transmitted Diseases

A random-sample national survey of 400 teens, ages 15 to 17 years old about their awareness of and attitudes toward sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – focusing primarily on STDs other than HIV/AIDS. The survey was conducted by telephone by Princeton Survey Research Associates for the Kaiser Family Foundation, MTV: Music…

Contraceptive Use and Methods in the U.S.

This fact sheet reviews contraceptive use and methods in the U.S., including current attitudes about contraception, use by adolescents and young adults, various contraception options, and insurance coverage. Fact Sheet (.pdf)

Hot Prospects, Cold Facts: National Survey of South African Youth

This report summarizes the key findings from the largest ever national survey of South African teenagers on their attitudes towards issues such as sex, gender, and substance abuse, as well as their aspirations for the future. This nationally representative random sample of 2,000 South Africans aged 12-17 years shows that…

Maternity Care and Consumer Driven Health Plans

Maternity Care and Consumer-Driven Health PlansWith maternity care representing one of the most common and costly medical interventions that women experience, Kaiser and the March of Dimes co-hosted a forum to release new studies that analyze the costs of maternity care and assess coverage under consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs). Kaiser…

Access to Abortion Coverage and Health Reform

This brief summarizes the major insurance coverage provisions of the ACA that are relevant for women of reproductive age, reviews current federal and state policies on abortion coverage and how they may be modified under health reform, and discusses the potential impact of the federal legislation on women’s access to abortion coverage.

Promoting Access to Prenatal Care: Lessons from the California Experience (Issue Brief)

Improving access to prenatal care has been a public policy priority in the United States for the past 15 years. This issue brief, prepared for the Kaiser Family Foundation by Paula Braveman, M.D. of the University of California, San Francisco and others, examines the impact of the Medicaid pregnancy-related expansions and reforms in California during the late 1980s and 1990s on the use of prenatal care.