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Women at Risk: A View from the Safety Net

This video provides a snapshot of the Arlington (Va.) Free Clinic where, four times a month, medical personnel provide care and screenings exclusively to women. The video explores the hurdles that uninsured women face in accessing health care and the social issues, including work and family responsibilities, that create challenges…

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Emergency Contraception

This fact sheet reviews current national and state policies around Emergency Contraception, including methods, patient awareness, access and availability, and insurance coverage. Among methods discussed are ulipristal acetate (including ella), copper IUDs (including Copper-T IUDs), and progestin-based pills (including Plan B, Next Choice,Levonorgestrel and Fallback Solo).

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Pulling it Together: About Kaiser Health News

There is lots of apocalyptic talk these days about the collapse of the newspaper industry and the challenges facing news organizations.  There is even talk of the unimaginable, my hometown paper The Boston Globe shutting down. Surely they know that Red Sox Nation cannot exist without the Globe Sports pages.…

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The U.S. Global Health Initiative’s Women, Girls, and Gender Equality Principle: A Roundtable Discussion

This document summarizes the discussion of a roundtable that took place at the Foundation in November 2010 examining the women, girls and gender equality principle of the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI). This principle, the first of seven core principles of the GHI, aims to sharpen the focus on women…

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Contraceptive Research, Introduction and Use: Lessons from Norplant

Summary of Findings: Contraceptive Research, Introduction, and Use: Lessons from Norplant

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Kaiser Family Foundation/YM Magazine National Survey of Teens: Teens Talk about Dating, Intimacy, and Their Sexual Experiences – Report

A joint Kaiser Family Foundation/YM Magazine survey of teens, ages 13-18, on what kinds of sexual situations they face today, how they “negotiate” dating, sex, and intimacy, and what kind f information teens need. The findings from this survey are also reported on in the May issue of YM in…

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Measuring the Effects of Sexual Content in the Media: A Report to the Kaiser Family Foundation

Measuring the Effects of Sexual Content in the Media: A Report to the Kaiser Family FoundationThis report provides a history of the research on sexual content in the media, an overview of the methods available for studying the effects of media, a discussion of some of the difficulties in doing…

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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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Teens and TANF: How Adolescents Fare Under the Nation’s Welfare Program

This issue brief describes the history and main provisions of TANF, focusing on those that relate directly to teens, and describes what is currently known about the program’s impact on three different groups of adolescents: TANF teen parents, teenagers living in TANF households, and teens who are involved in TANF-funded…

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Emergency Contraception in California – Survey Report

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 women to receive…

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