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Young people who face structural inequities are less likely to use their preferred method of contraception

June 01, 2023
New research, using data from Beyond the Pill’s ongoing randomized control trial in community colleges, found that young people facing structural inequities face greater barriers to using their preferred contraceptive method.

How post-Roe laws are obstructing clinical care

May 19, 2023
A new report from Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health and TxPEP presents the preliminary findings of the Care Post-Roe Study. The report shows how health care providers have been unable to provide the standard of care in states with abortion bans since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v...

Resource: Contraceptive counseling scale measures patient experience

May 17, 2023
The Quality of Contraceptive Counseling (QCC) Scale is now available to download and use in your contraceptive care research and programming.

Ob-gyn residents value working with underserved communities, yet those communities still lack providers

May 05, 2023
A workforce report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists highlighted the lack of obstetricians and gynecologists in underserved rural and urban communities. They predicted increasing disparities in access to care if that trend continues. A new research letter explores what ob...

Adolescents can assess how far along they are in pregnancy

April 27, 2023
A new study from ANSIRH found that young people ages 15-19 are able to accurately self-assess the duration of their pregnancy compared to those in other age groups.

Black pregnant patients face more drug tests—regardless of their history

April 14, 2023
Black pregnant patients were more likely to receive a urine toxicology test during labor and delivery than white patients—regardless of their history of substance use—according to a new research letter published in JAMA Health Forum. 

Inequitable telehealth contraceptive care during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 05, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted access to reproductive health care, changing how care is delivered and making structural inequities worse. Telehealth use drastically increased. While telehealth offers convenience for patients and providers, there are also concerns that it may lead to...

Misoprostol-only medication abortion: A sample protocol

March 17, 2023
Mifepristone for medication abortion is widely used in the United States. It can be provided entirely remotely by telemedicine and mail, which is critical for people who face barriers to in-person care. However, in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision ending the constitutional right to...

Young people don’t know about their emergency contraception options, but that can change

March 10, 2023
As a “last chance” method, emergency contraception (EC) has taken on greater urgency since the Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to abortion care. Young people who don’t want to be pregnant need accurate information about their options, but awareness and availability have lagged around...

How women felt about telehealth pregnancy care during the COVID pandemic

February 15, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic drastically affected how people got pregnancy-related care in the United States. Before COVID, telehealth visits by phone or video were not typically used for prenatal or postpartum care. Once the pandemic started, pregnancy care providers rapidly implemented telehealth...