This fact sheet provides key data on the levels of use of different abortion procedures in the United States and reviews the different federal and state policies that affect availability of and access to abortion services. It also provides information on how abortions are financed in the public and private sectors and reviews the state-level policies and Medicaid and private insurance rules that affect coverage of abortion services, including parental involvement laws, provider protections and clinic regulations.
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Women's Health PolicyDownload a printable .pdf of Health Care and the 2004 Elections: Women's Health Policy.IssueBackgroundReproductive HealthImproving Insurance Coverage and Affordability of CareBalancing Work and Family Health Care NeedsLong-Term CareClinical ResearchAssessing Candidate PositionsIssueHealth care is a major issue for women. Their greater health needs, longer lifespans, lower incomes, roles in…
This issue brief examines women’s roles in family health care decision-making and coordination, the effect of that involvement for women who work, and women’s caregiving responsibilities. This analysis is based on data from the 2001 Kaiser Women’s Health Survey, a nationally representative sample of nearly 4,000 women between the ages…
A public education partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation and SELF magazine, the : Take Charge of Your Sexual Health, shows that the stigma associated with STDs silences women, making it more difficult for them to get the information they need.Report:
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.
A summary and toplines from a national survey conducted for the Foundation by Market Facts, Inc. of public knowledge about STDs overall and their attitudes towards policy options to confront the spread of STDs. This survey was released at a briefing on Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Exposing the Epidemic.
A chart pack, press release, and Q&A prepared for a briefing held in New York on March 19, 1997, co-sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the National Press Foundation and The Alan Guttmacher Institute. This briefing focused on men’s role and responsibility in preventing pregnancy. A survey of men’s and…
Contraception In The ’90s Contraceptive Use Women of Reproductive Age (15-44) There are 60 million U.S. women of reproductive age. 7 in 10, or 42 million of these women, are currently at risk of unintended pregnancy: they are sexually active and do not want to become pregnant but could if…
This report summarizes findings from a series of focus groups with women and teenage girls at risk for HIV. Focus group participants discuss their views on a range of issues including prevention and testing, women’s knowledge about HIV/AIDS, and the effectiveness of public education messages. Report (.pdf)