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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women and Health Care: A National Profile – Report

Report – Women and Health Care: A National ProfileWomen and Health Care: A National Profile is a nationally representative telephone survey of 2,766 women ages 18 and older. A shorter companion survey of 507 men was also conducted.Full Report (.pdf)Report Highlights (.pdf)Introduction and Methods (.pdf)Chapter 1: The Demographics of Women…

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Sexual Health of Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States

This fact sheet, Sexual Health of Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States, covers a broad range of sexual health topics facing teens including sexual activity, pregnancy, contraceptive use, prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among teenagers and young adults, and access to reproductive health services.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

State Medicaid Coverage of Perinatal Services: Summary of State Survey Findings

The report examines state Medicaid program policies regarding coverage of pregnancy-related services. It details state-level Medicaid eligibility and enrollment policies for pregnant women, as well as scope of coverage for prenatal and screening services, delivery and post-partum care, educational classes and support services.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hearing Their Voices: Lessons from the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act (BCCPTA)

In 2000, Congress passed a landmark law that gave states the option of extending Medicaid coverage to certain low-income women with breast or cervical cancer. In California, approximately 10,000 women have been assisted by this program. This policy brief, “Hearing Their Voices: Lessons from the Breast and Cervical Caner Prevention…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Role of Health Insurance Coverage in Women’s Access to Prescription Medicines

This article presents findings from the 2004 Kaiser Women's Health Survey examining how health insurance coverage affects access to prescription medicines for non-elderly women. Results from the nationally representative telephone survey indicate that a lack of health insurance coverage is significantly associated with experiencing cost barriers to prescription medications, regardless…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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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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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