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Health News Index – March/April 2002

The March/April edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including the recent coverage of mammogram efficacy, the Institute of Medicine report on racial disparities in the health care system, and prescription drug discount cards.…

The Healthcare Experiences of Women with HIV/AIDS – Insights from Focus Groups

The Healthcare Experiences of Women with HIV/AIDS: Insights from Focus GroupsThis report summarizes findings from a series of focus groups with women living with HIV/AIDS. Focus group participants describe their first-hand experience with the health care system, including issues of to financing and coverage, relationships with providers, the role of…

Abortion in the U.S.

This fact sheet reviews abortion in the U.S. About half (49%) of the approximately 5.4 million pregnancies occurring in the United States each year are unintended. Fifty-four percent (54%), or approximately 1.4 million, of these unintended pregnancies ended in abortion in 1996. While abortion remains one of the most common…

National Survey of Women about their Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding their Reproductive Health – Report

Survey of Women About Their Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Their Reproductive HealthGlamour/Kaiser Family Foundation/Princeton Survey Research AssociatesQuestionnaire and ToplinesJanuary 1997Number of Interviews: 1,001 Women age 18-44 Margin of Error: Plus or minus 4 percentage points Interviewing Dates: July 10 – 28, 1996 Introduction:Hello, my name is _______ calling for…

Talking about STDs with Health Professionals: Women’s Experiences – Report

Talking About STDs with Health Professionals Women's Experiences More than 12 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) other than HIV/AIDS, including three million among teenagers alone, occur every year. At current rates, at least one person in four will contract an STD at some point in his or…

Third National Survey of Women’s Health Care Providers on Reproductive Health

Third National Survey of Women’s Health Care Providers on Reproductive HealthThis national survey of women’s health care providers on reproductive health includes data on prescribing practices and discussion of contraceptive counseling, as well as demographic information.Survey Snapshot: Women’s Health Care Providers Experiences with Emergency Contraception Toplines/Survey: National Survey of Women’s…

Sex Education in America:  A View from Inside the Nation’s Classrooms

A series of new national surveys of students and their parents (1501 pairs), teachers (1001), and principals (313) from the Kaiser Family Foundation on Sex Education in America, was released on Tuesday, September, 26th, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Challenging the convention that Americans are reluctant to…

The Key to the Door: Medicaid’s Role in Improving Health Care for Women and Children

This article, authored by Diane Rowland, Alina Salganicoff, and Patricia Keenan of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, assesses Medicaid’s contributions as a public financing program for health insurance coverage for the poor over the last three decades. It reviews Medicaid’s impact on the low-income population and discusses…