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Are Schools “Just Saying No?” Is Abstinence-Only the Trend in Sex Education? And, Who Influences Policy?

Are Schools “Just Saying No?” Is Abstinence-Only the Trend in Sex Education? And, Who Influences Policy?Is abstinence-only sex education sweeping the nation? Recent federal legislation provides states with a financial incentive to promote abstinence-unless-married messages. The Republican Presidential frontrunner is now calling for more funding for abstinence-only programs. How is…

Coverage of Gynecological Care and Contraception

Gynecological services are vital for women throughout their lifetimes. Pap smears, breast exams, counseling, and contraceptive care are important preventive services, but women often do not get these at levels recommended by experts. This fact sheet summarizes coverage of gynecological care and contraceptives. It focuses on women’s use of services,…

Medicaid and Managed Care: Implications for Low-income Women

This commentary reviews Medicaid’s role for low-income women and examines the implications Medicaid managed care on the delivery of health services to this vulnerable population. Today 40% of the Medicaid population, mostly poor women and their children, is enrolled in managed care. Medicaid agencies are hoping managed care will control…

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in America: How Many and at What Cost? – Report

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in America: How Many Cases and at What Cost? Prepared for the Kaiser Family Foundation by: American Social Health Association December 1998 Editorial Staff: Linda L. Alexander, Ph.D., F.A.A.N. President and Chief Executive Officer American Social Health Association Joan R. Cates Vice President of Development and Policy…

Portraits of Women on Medicare: The Women of Friendship Terrace

This video features five older women who reside in an assisted living community in Washington, DC, as they share their experiences in the Medicare program and offer their insights on ways the program could be improved to better meet the health care needs of seniors. Video

Women’s Health Care Providers’ Experiences with Emergency Contraception

Women’s Health Care Providers’ Experiences with Emergency ContraceptionThis survey snapshot is an update on women’s health care providers’ experiences with emergency contraception (EC). It provides information on prescribing practices and counseling for EC and views on increasing access to EC. Survey Snapshot: Women’s Health Care Providers’ Experiences with Emergency Contraception