505 results match your criteria Perspectives on sexual and reproductive health[Journal]


The Misclassification of Ambivalence in Pregnancy Intentions: A Mixed-Methods Analysis.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Graduate Student Researcher, Sexual Health and Reproductive Equity (SHARE) Program, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley.

Context: Researchers have developed various measures of pregnancy ambivalence in an effort to capture the nuance overlooked by conventional, binary measures of pregnancy intention. However, the conceptualization and operationalization of the concept of ambivalence vary widely and may miss the complexity inherent in pregnancy intentions, particularly for young people, among whom unintended pregnancy rates are highest.

Methods: To investigate the utility and accuracy of current measures of pregnancy ambivalence, a mixed-methods study was conducted with 50 young women and their male partners in northern California in 2015-2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12088DOI Listing
February 2019

Human Papillomavirus Risk Perceptions Among Young Adult Sexual Minority Cisgender Women and Nonbinary Individuals Assigned Female at Birth.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston.

Context: Some sexual minority women may be less likely than other women to engage in human papillomavirus (HPV) prevention behaviors. Although risk perceptions have been found to be associated with health behaviors, HPV risk perceptions among U.S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12087DOI Listing
February 2019
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The Process of Becoming a Sexual Black Woman: A Grounded Theory Study.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Associate Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta.

Black females in the United States disproportionately suffer from STDs, including HIV. Understanding the sociocultural conditions that affect their risk is essential to developing effective and culturally relevant prevention programs.

Methods: In 2016-2017 in Madison, Wisconsin, 20 black females aged 19-62 completed interviews that explored the sociocultural conditions associated with sexual development and STD/HIV risk. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12085DOI Listing
January 2019
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Pathways to Abortion at a Tertiary Care Hospital: Examining Obesity and Delays.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2019 Jan 15. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Professor, Corporal Michael J. Crezenz VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, and Department of Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Context: Advancing gestational age can increase the cost of an abortion and is a significant risk factor for complications. While obesity is not associated with increased risks, anecdotal evidence suggests that obese women seeking services at freestanding abortion clinics are often referred for hospital-based care, which can lead to delays.

Methods: In 2016, a cross-sectional survey collected data on the experiences of 201 women who had obtained abortions at a hospital-based clinic in Philadelphia; rates of medical complications were determined from hospital records. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12086DOI Listing
January 2019
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Low-Income Texas Women's Experiences Accessing Their Desired Contraceptive Method at the First Postpartum Visit.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 12 3;50(4):189-198. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Professor, Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin.

Context: Early access to contraception may increase postpartum contraceptive use. However, little is known about women's experiences receiving their desired method at the first postpartum visit or how access is associated with use.

Methods: In a 2014-2016 prospective cohort study of low-income Texas women, data were collected from 685 individuals who desired a reversible contraceptive and discussed contraception with a provider at their first postpartum visit, usually within six weeks of birth. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12083DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6314803PMC
December 2018
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From the Editor.

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Dore Hollander

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 12 29;50(4):155. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

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December 2018
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Pregnancy Intentions, Contraceptive Knowledge And Educational Aspirations Among Community College Students.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 12 30;50(4):181-188. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Professor, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Context: Community college students, representing more than one-third of U.S. undergraduates, are a diverse population of young people motivated to seek higher education who are at elevated risk of unintended pregnancy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12081DOI Listing
December 2018
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Lisa Lieberman: Sex Ed in the U.S.-A Look Back (and Ahead).

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Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 12 4;50(4):199-200. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12080DOI Listing
December 2018
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Access to Abortion in Central Appalachian States: Examining County of Residence and County-Level Attributes.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 12 20;50(4):165-172. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston.

Context: Studies of how women's individual characteristics and place of residence are related to variability in gestational age at the time of abortion have not examined county of residence and county-level characteristics. The county level is potentially meaningful, given that county is the smallest geographic unit with policy implications.

Methods: Data on 38,611 abortions that took place in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia in 2012 were used to study the relationship between gestational age and county-level attributes (e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12079DOI Listing
December 2018
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Risk of Contraceptive Lapse and New Sexual Partnership Among Female University Students Traveling Internationally.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 12 17;50(4):173-180. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

Associate professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Context: International travel is common and may influence women's sexual and reproductive health through myriad pathways. Existing studies focus on travelers' risk of acquiring STDs, but not their pregnancy prevention behaviors. Further, it is unclear whether sexual and reproductive health outcomes observed for female travelers are associated with travel itself, because few studies compare travelers with nontravelers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12075DOI Listing
December 2018
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Desire for Sterilization Reversal Among U.S. Females: Increasing Inequalities by Educational Level.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 09 10;50(3):139-145. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles.

Context: For decades, high reliance on female sterilization in the United States has been accompanied by a high level of desire for sterilization reversal, and less-educated women have been more likely than better educated women to use the method and desire a reversal. Little is known about how levels of and educational differentials in such desire have changed in recent decades.

Methods: Data from 4,147 women who reported being sterile from a tubal sterilization in the 1995, 2002 and 2006-2010 waves of the National Survey of Family Growth were analyzed using chi-square and Wald tests and binary logistic regression analyses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12076DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6168384PMC
September 2018
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Does Postpartum Contraceptive Use Vary By Birth Intendedness?

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 09 24;50(3):129-138. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University, Columbus.

Context: Women with an unintended birth have an elevated risk of subsequent unintended pregnancy, and multiple unintended pregnancies could exacerbate any negative consequences of such births. It is therefore important to understand whether postpartum contraceptive use differs by birth intendedness.

Methods: Data on 2,769 births reported in the 2011-2015 cycles of the National Survey of Family Growth were used to examine postpartum contraceptive use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12074DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6135704PMC
September 2018
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Motivations and Experiences of People Seeking Medication Abortion Online in the United States.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 12 11;50(4):157-163. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Undergraduate student, College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin.

Context: State legislation restricting access to abortion in the clinic setting raises the possibility that an increasing number of individuals in the United States will self-manage their abortion at home. Medications sourced online represent a potential pathway to abortion self-management. Yet, very little is known about the reasons U. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12073DOI Listing
December 2018
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Perceived Subfecundity and Contraceptive Use Among Young Adult U.S. Women.

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Alison Gemmill

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 09 3;50(3):119-127. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

Assistant professor in the Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine, and a core faculty member of the Program in Public Health, at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York.

Context: Women who view themselves as having difficulty becoming pregnant (i.e., being subfecund) may feel that they do not need to use contraceptives to prevent unintended pregnancy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12072DOI Listing
September 2018
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Barriers and Pathways to Providing Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives in Massachusetts Community Health Centers: A Qualitative Exploration.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 09 25;50(3):111-118. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

Associate professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Context: Structural barriers to the provision of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods at community health centers have been identified in quantitative research, but the processes and behaviors by which center staff respond to these barriers are poorly understood.

Methods: Focus group discussions were conducted with clinical, support and administrative staff at three Massachusetts community health centers between April 2014 and January 2015. The centers were purposively selected to constitute a sample with diverse characteristics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12071DOI Listing
September 2018
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Jenny Higgins: The Pleasure Deficit.

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Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 09 19;50(3):147-148. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12070DOI Listing
September 2018
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Use of Health Insurance Among Clients Seeking Contraceptive Services at Title X-Funded Facilities in 2016.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 09 12;50(3):101-109. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Senior research assistant, at the Guttmacher Institute, New York.

Context: As federal initiatives aim to fundamentally alter or dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), evidence regarding the use of insurance among clients obtaining contraceptive care at Title X-funded facilities under ACA guidelines is essential to understanding what is at stake.

Methods: A nationally representative sample of 2,911 clients seeking contraceptive care at 43 Title X-funded sites in 2016 completed a survey assessing their characteristics and insurance coverage and use. Chi-square tests for independence with adjustments for the sampling design were conducted to determine differences in insurance coverage and use across demographic characteristics and facility types. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12061DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6135668PMC
September 2018
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Contraceptive Provision to Postpartum Women With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Population-Based Cohort Study.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 09 29;50(3):93-99. Epub 2018 May 29.

Associate professor, Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, and ICES, Toronto.

Context: Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities who experience pregnancy, like all women, require postpartum care that supports their contraceptive knowledge and decision making. Yet, little is known about the postpartum contraceptive care these women receive, or how it compares with care given to other women.

Methods: A population-based study using linked health and social services administrative data examined provision of postpartum contraceptive care to women who had a live birth in Ontario, Canada, in 2002-2014 and were beneficiaries of Ontario's publicly funded drug plan. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12060DOI Listing
September 2018
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Supporting Women at the Time of Abortion: A Mixed-Methods Study of Male Partner Experiences and Perspectives.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 06 21;50(2):75-83. Epub 2018 May 21.

Ellen H. Block professor and vice provost of Academic Leadership, Advancement and Diversity, University of Chicago.

Context: Although men are commonly viewed as unaware, uninvolved and even obstructive regarding their partner's abortion access, those who accompany women to an abortion appointment may be more supportive. A better understanding of men's motivations could inform clinic policies regarding their involvement.

Methods: In 2015-2016, data were collected from male partners of women seeking an abortion at two clinics in a large Midwestern city. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12059DOI Listing
June 2018
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Carole Joffe: Inside George Tiller's Clinic.

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Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 06 14;50(2):85-86. Epub 2018 May 14.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12057DOI Listing
June 2018
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Child Marriage in the United States: How Common Is the Practice, And Which Children Are at Greatest Risk?

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 06 17;50(2):59-65. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Dean, University of California, Los Angeles, Fielding School of Public Health.

Context: Marriage before the age of 18, commonly referred to as child marriage, is legal under varying conditions across the United States. The prevalence of child marriage among recent cohorts is unknown.

Methods: American Community Survey data for 2010-2014 were used to estimate the average national and state-level proportions of children who had ever been married. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12055DOI Listing
June 2018
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Health Care Provider Perceptions of the Safety of IUDs for Women with HIV.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 06 30;50(2):67-73. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

Health Scientist, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta.

Context: Women who are living with HIV use IUDs at a lower rate than the general population, and it is unclear whether health care providers' misconceptions about IUD safety contribute to this disparity.

Methods: A 2013-2014 nationwide survey of 1,998 U.S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12056DOI Listing
June 2018
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Title X-Funded Health Center Staff Members' Perspectives on Barriers to Insurance Use For Confidential Family Planning Services.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 06 5;50(2):51-57. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Professor, Health Policy and Management, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Context: Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of patients who have health insurance among those receiving family planning and reproductive health services at Title X-funded health centers has grown. However, billing some patients' insurance for services may be difficult because of Title X's extensive confidentiality protections. Little is known about health centers' experiences in addressing these difficulties. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12054DOI Listing
June 2018
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How Patterns of Learning About Sexual Information Among Adolescents Are Related to Sexual Behaviors.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 03 20;50(1):15-23. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

Assistant professor, Department of Advertising and Public Relations, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Context: Parents, peers and media are informal sources of sexual information for adolescents. Although the content of sexual information communicated by these sources is known to vary, little is known about what adolescents report actually learning from each source.

Methods: Data from 1,990 U. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12053DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5844858PMC
March 2018
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Expanding the Abortion Provider Workforce: A Qualitative Study of Organizations Implementing a New California Policy.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 03 14;50(1):33-39. Epub 2018 Feb 14.

Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco.

Context: Access to abortion care in the United States varies according to multiple factors, including location, state regulation and provider availability. In 2013, California enacted a law that authorized nurse practitioners (NPs), certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and physician assistants (PAs) to provide first-trimester aspiration abortions; little is known about organizations' experiences in implementing this policy change.

Methods: Beginning 10 and 24 months after implementation of the new law, semistructured interviews were conducted with 20 administrators whose five organizations trained and employed NPs, CNMs and PAs as providers of aspiration abortions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12051DOI Listing
March 2018
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Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Autonomy and Postpartum STD Prevention Among Young Couples: A Mediation Analysis.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 03 12;50(1):25-32. Epub 2018 Feb 12.

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health.

Context: The transition to parenthood is a stressful time for young couples and can put them at risk for acquiring STDs. Mechanisms underlying this risk-particularly, intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual autonomy-have not been well studied.

Methods: Between 2007 and 2011, a prospective cohort study of the relationships and health of pregnant adolescents and their male partners recruited 296 couples at four hospital-based obstetrics and gynecology clinics in the U. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12050DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5996382PMC
March 2018
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Dr. Stanley Henshaw: Reflections on Four Decades Of Abortion Research.

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Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 03 5;50(1):41-42. Epub 2018 Feb 5.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12049DOI Listing
March 2018
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Contraceptive Use over Five Years After Receipt Or Denial of Abortion Services.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2018 03 12;50(1):7-14. Epub 2018 Jan 12.

Associate professors, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Context: Nonuse and inconsistent use of contraceptives contribute to a high incidence of unintended pregnancy and abortion among U.S. women. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12047DOI Listing
March 2018
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Contraceptive Choice and Use of Dual Protection Among Women Living with HIV in Canada: Priorities for Integrated Care.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 12 29;49(4):223-236. Epub 2017 Nov 29.

Assistant professor and physician scientist, Chronic Viral Illness Service, McGill University Health Centre, and Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal.

Context: Preventing unintended pregnancy and HIV transmission is important for women with HIV, but little is known about their contraceptive use, particularly under current antiretroviral therapy (ART) recommendations for treatment and prevention.

Methods: The prevalence of contraceptive use and of dual protection was examined among 453 sexually active women with HIV aged 16-49 and enrolled in the Canadian HIV Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study in 2013-2015; multivariable logistic regression was used to identify correlates of use. Two definitions of dual protection were assessed: the World Health Organization (WHO) definition (consistent condom use alongside another effective method) and an expanded definition (consistent condom use or a suppressed HIV viral load alongside an effective method). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12046DOI Listing
December 2017
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Abortion Knowledge and Experiences Among U.S. Servicewomen: A Qualitative Study.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 12 15;49(4):245-252. Epub 2017 Nov 15.

Director of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco, Oakland, CA.

Context: U.S. servicewomen have a higher rate of unintended pregnancy than civilian women, yet the military does not provide or cover abortion, except in limited circumstances. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12044DOI Listing
December 2017
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Does Contraceptive Use in the United States Meet Global Goals?

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 12 10;49(4):197-205. Epub 2017 Nov 10.

Senior health scientist, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Rockville, MD.

Context: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seek to achieve health equity, and they apply to all countries. SDG contraceptive use estimates for the United States are needed to contextualize U.S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12042DOI Listing
December 2017
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Sexual Orientation Concordance And (Un)Happiness About Births.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 12 9;49(4):213-221. Epub 2017 Nov 9.

graduate student-all at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

Context: A woman's happiness about a pregnancy and birth has implications for her child's health and her own well-being. Sexual orientation and, particularly, the extent of concordance across its dimensions (sexual identity, behavior and attraction) may be related to happiness about these events, but research on this relationship has been lacking.

Methods: Data on 5,744 pregnancies ending in births among women aged 15-44 in three waves of the National Survey of Family Growth (2006-2015) were examined. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12043DOI Listing
December 2017
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College Students' Sexual Consent Communication And Perceptions of Sexual Double Standards: A Qualitative Investigation.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 12 26;49(4):237-244. Epub 2017 Oct 26.

Graduate student and project coordinator, The University of Arkansas.

Context: Affirmative consent standards adopted by colleges and universities are meant to decrease miscommunication that may lead to sexual assault. However, they may not take into account sociocultural factors that influence consent. In particular, the role of gender norms needs to be better understood. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12041DOI Listing
December 2017
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What Are Women Told When Requesting Family Planning Services at Clinics Associated with Catholic Hospitals? A Mystery Caller Study.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 12 12;49(4):207-212. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

associate professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Family Planning, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO.

Context: Catholic Church directives restrict family planning service provision at Catholic health care institutions. It is unclear whether obstetrics and gynecology clinics that are owned by or have business affiliations with Catholic hospitals offer family planning appointments.

Methods: Mystery callers phoned 144 clinics nationwide that were found on Catholic hospital websites between December 2014 and February 2016, and requested appointments for birth control generally, copper IUD services specifically, tubal ligation and abortion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12040DOI Listing
December 2017
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Contraceptive Sterilization: Introducing A Couple Perspective to Examine Sociodemographic Differences in Use.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 09 24;49(3):173-180. Epub 2017 Jul 24.

Assistant professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware, Newark.

Context: Most studies of contraceptive use have relied solely on the woman's perspective, but because men's attitudes and preferences are also important, analytic approaches based on couples should also be explored.

Methods: Data from the 2006-2010 and 2011-2013 rounds of the National Survey of Family Growth yielded a sample of 4,591 men and women who were married or cohabiting with an opposite-sex partner and who had completed their intended childbearing. Respondents' reports of both their own and their partners' characteristics and behaviors were employed in two sets of analyses examining educational and racial and ethnic differences in contraceptive use: an individualistic approach (using multinomial logistic regression) and a couple approach (using multinomial logistic diagonal reference models). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12033DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5600507PMC
September 2017
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American Indian and Alaska Native Men's Use of Sexual Health Services, 2006-2010.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 09 31;49(3):181-189. Epub 2017 Jul 31.

Adjunct faculty, School of Community Health, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University, Portland, OR.

Context: American Indian and Alaska Native men experience poorer sexual health than white men. Barriers related to their sex and racial identity may prevent them from seeking care; however, little is known about this population's use of sexual health services.

Methods: Sexual health service usage was examined among 923 American Indian and Alaska Native men and 5,322 white men aged 15-44 who participated in the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12034DOI Listing
September 2017
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Sexual Orientation Disparities in Mistimed and Unwanted Pregnancy Among Adult Women.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 09 9;49(3):157-165. Epub 2017 Jun 9.

Professor, Department of Health Systems Science, The University of Illinois, Chicago.

Context: Many sexual minority women, regardless of sexual identity, engage in heterosexual behavior across the life course, which provides them opportunities to experience an unintended pregnancy. In addition, sexual minority women are more likely than others to report characteristics that may make them vulnerable to unintended pregnancy. Little research, however, has examined whether the risk of unintended pregnancy is elevated among these women. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12032DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5819992PMC
September 2017
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Use of Reversible Contraceptive Methods Among U.S. Women with Physical or Sensory Disabilities.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 09 17;49(3):141-147. Epub 2017 May 17.

Professor, Department of Family Medicine, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Context: Women with disabilities experience a higher rate of adverse pregnancy outcomes than women without disabilities. Preventing or delaying pregnancy when that is the best choice for a woman is a critical strategy to reducing pregnancy-related disparities, yet little is known about current contraceptive use among women with disabilities.

Methods: A cohort of 545 reproductive-age women with physical disabilities (i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12031DOI Listing
September 2017
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The Link Between Reproductive Life Plan Assessment And Provision of Preconception Care At Publicly Funded Health Centers.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 09 5;49(3):167-172. Epub 2017 May 5.

Acting director, Office of Population Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD.

Context: Federal and clinical guidelines recommend integrating reproductive life plan assessments into routine family planning encounters to increase provision of preconception care. Yet, the prevalence of clinical protocols and of relevant practices at publicly funded health centers is unknown.

Methods: Administrators and providers at a nationally representative sample of publicly funded health centers that provide family planning services were surveyed in 2013-2014; data from 1,039 linked pairs were used to explore the reported prevalence of reproductive life plan protocols, frequent assessment of patients' reproductive life plan and frequent provision of preconception care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12030DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5603190PMC
September 2017
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Correlates of Common Mental Disorders Among Dutch Women Who Have Had an Abortion: A Longitudinal Cohort Study.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 06 28;49(2):123-131. Epub 2017 Apr 28.

professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

Context: Credible research has not found any evidence that abortion causes mental disorders. It is not known, however, whether abortion-specific risk indicators and other variables are associated with the incidence or recurrence of mental disorders after abortion.

Methods: As part of a prospective cohort study conducted in the Netherlands, 325 women were interviewed between April 2010 and January 2011, between 20 and 40 days after having an abortion; 264 were followed up an average of 2. Read More

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June 2017
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The Role of Publicly Funded Family Planning Sites In Health Insurance Enrollment.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 06 26;49(2):103-109. Epub 2017 Apr 26.

director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco.

Context: Publicly funded family planning providers are well positioned to help uninsured individuals learn about health insurance coverage options and effectively navigate the enrollment process. Understanding how these providers are engaged in enrollment assistance and the challenges they face in providing assistance is important for maximizing their role in health insurance outreach and enrollment.

Methods: In 2014, some 684 sites participating in California's family planning program were surveyed about their involvement in helping clients enroll in health insurance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12026DOI Listing
June 2017
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Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents' Views On HIV Research Participation and Parental Permission: A Mixed-Methods Study.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 06 26;49(2):111-121. Epub 2017 Apr 26.

director, Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University, New York.

Context: Sexual and gender minority adolescents are underrepresented in HIV research, partly because institutional review boards (IRBs) are reluctant to waive parental permission requirements for these studies. Understanding teenagers' perspectives on parental permission and the risks and benefits of participating in HIV research is critical to informing evidence-based IRB decisions.

Methods: Data from 74 sexual and gender minority adolescents aged 14-17 who participated in an online focus group in 2015 were used to examine perspectives on the risks and benefits of participation in a hypothetical HIV surveillance study and the need for parental permission and adequate protections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12027DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5768203PMC
June 2017
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Pregnancy Ambivalence and Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) Use Among Young Adult Women: A Qualitative Study.

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Jenny A Higgins

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 09 17;49(3):149-156. Epub 2017 Apr 17.

associate professor of gender and women's studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Context: Many young adults are unclear about how much they want to have, or prevent having, a baby. However, pregnancy ambivalence is an underexamined factor in the uptake of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods-IUDs and implants-the most effective methods available.

Methods: In 2014, investigators conducted six focus groups and 12 interviews with 50 women aged 18-29 in Dane County, Wisconsin; participants were either university students or community residents receiving public assistance. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5597464PMC
September 2017
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Barriers to Abortion Care and Their Consequences For Patients Traveling for Services: Qualitative Findings from Two States.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 06 10;49(2):95-102. Epub 2017 Apr 10.

research associateGuttmacher Institute, New York.

Context: Abortion availability and accessibility vary by state. Especially in areas where services are restricted or limited, some women travel to obtain abortion services in other states. Little is known about the experience of travel to obtain abortion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12024DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5953191PMC
June 2017
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Associations of Partner Age Gap at Sexual Debut with Teenage Parenthood and Lifetime Number of Partners.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 06 16;49(2):77-83. Epub 2017 Mar 16.

Project evaluator at the Department of Family Medicine, Population Health, Division of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

Context: Age at sexual debut and age gap between partners at debut are modifiable characteristics that may be related to risky sexual behaviors. Understanding any such relationships is a necessary first step toward strengthening risk interventions.

Methods: Age at sexual debut and partner age gap were examined for 3,154 female and 2,713 male respondents to the 2011-2013 National Survey of Family Growth who first had intercourse before age 18. Read More

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June 2017
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Implementation of a Family Planning Clinic-Based Partner Violence and Reproductive Coercion Intervention: Provider and Patient Perspectives.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 06 8;49(2):85-93. Epub 2017 Mar 8.

director of research, Center on Gender Equity and Health, and professor of medicine and global public health, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla.

Context: Despite multiple calls for clinic-based services to identify and support women victimized by partner violence, screening remains uncommon in family planning clinics. Furthermore, traditional screening, based on disclosure of violence, may miss women who fear reporting their experiences. Strategies that are sensitive to the signs, symptoms and impact of trauma require exploration. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1363/psrh.12021
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12021DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5453817PMC
June 2017
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Sexual Initiation Patterns of U.S. Sexual Minority Youth: A Latent Class Analysis.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 03 2;49(1):55-67. Epub 2017 Mar 2.

professor and chair, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and faculty fellow at the Carolina Population Center.

Context: The typical understanding of sexual debut as first vaginal intercourse is often irrelevant to sexual minority youth. Better understanding of sexual initiation patterns among these youth is necessary to inform efforts to safeguard their sexual and reproductive health.

Methods: Early sexual experiences were examined among 1,628 female and 526 male sexual minority participants in Waves 1 (1994-1995) and 4 (2008) of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Read More

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March 2017
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Contraceptive Failure in the United States: Estimates from the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 03 28;49(1):7-16. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

professor emeritus of economics and public affairs and senior research demographer at Princeton University and honorary fellow, University of Edinburgh.

Context: Contraceptive failure rates measure a woman's probability of becoming pregnant while using a contraceptive. Information about these rates enables couples to make informed contraceptive choices. Failure rates were last estimated for 2002, and social and economic changes that have occurred since then necessitate a reestimation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12017DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5363251PMC
March 2017
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Measuring Pregnancy Intention: The Complexity of Comparison.

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Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 03 28;49(1):69-70. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

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March 2017
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A Computerized Family Planning Counseling Aid: A Pilot Study Evaluation of Smart Choices.

Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2017 03 21;49(1):45-53. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

senior research epidemiologist with the Women's Global Health Imperative, RTI International, San Francisco.

Context: Resource constraints may make it challenging for family planning clinics to provide comprehensive contraceptive counseling; technological tools that help providers follow recommended practices without straining resources merit evaluation.

Methods: A pilot study using a two-group, posttest-only experimental design evaluated Smart Choices, a computer-based tool designed to help providers offer more patient-centered counseling and enable patients to participate proactively in the counseling session. In two North Carolina family planning clinics, 214 women received usual counseling in March-May 2013, and 126 women used Smart Choices in May-July 2013. Read More

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March 2017
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