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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.

Adolescent Health: Coverage and Access to Care

This issue brief provides a broad-based grounding in adolescent health and related policy by examining access to health services for adolescents, their insurance coverage, and the role of state and federal policies in shaping access to care. The brief also discusses how implementation of the the health reform law may affect health coverage, access, and incentives to use preventive care for adolescents.

Key Facts: Women and HIV/AIDS in the United States

Key Facts: Women and HIV/AIDSKey Facts: Women and HIV/AIDS provides comprehensive data on the impact of HIV/AIDS epidemic on women in the United States. Based on the most recent data and research on the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS among women, the report includes an overview of the epidemic profile, a profile…

Condoms in the Schools

Researchers, educators, lawyers, and public opinion experts address the health and value issues involved in the debate over whether condoms should be available in U.S. schools today. Individual papers discuss existing programs and research, funding and policy options, and legal considerations. This publication was produced as part of the Kaiser…

National Survey Results on Public Knowledge/Opinions and OB/GYN Practice/Attitudes on Emergency Contraceptives (“Morning-After Pills”) – Policy Brief

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION: The Answer to America’s Unplanned Pregnancy Problem? March, 1995 OVERVIEW For approximately 20 years, emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs), high-dose oral contraceptivesalso referred to as “morning-after pills,” have been known to prevent pregnancy after unprotectedsex and available in the United States. Findings from a new Kaiser Family Foundation/LouisHarris and…

National Survey Of Obstetricians/Gynecologists On Contraception And Unplanned Pregnancy: Attitudes And Practices With Regard To Abortion

National Survey Of Obstetricians/Gynecologists On Contraception And Unplanned Pregnancy: Attitudes And Practices With Regard To AbortionThe survey findings show only one third of obstetricians/gynecologists practicing today perform abortions. Younger doctors, doctors in multi-specialty group practices, and doctors practicing in the South and Midwest are among those least likely to perform…

Disparities In Maternal And Infant Health: Are We Making Progress? Lessons From California

This issue brief prepared by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco and the Kaiser Family Foundation, analyzes changes in racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in maternal and infant health in California in 1994/1995 and 1999/2001. The issue brief also reviews the policy implications of these differences and offers…