Amelia Clement, MD, University of Utah

Eighteen million reproductive aged women living in rural America experience marked access limitations to contraceptive services. Rural U.S. counties also lack abortion clinics, and patients must travel to larger communities for care. Provision of affordable post-abortion contraception, particularly LARC methods, may fill a crucial service gap for rural patients but is challenging to implement due ...Read more >

Lindsay Dale, MD, University of New Mexico

Background: Twelve U.S. states and the District of Columbia have authorized independent pharmacist prescribing of hormonal contraception, allowing facilitated access and initiation of contraception at the pharmacy.1 Multiple barriers to pharmacists’ uptake of hormonal contraception prescribing include the need for additional pharmacy staff, required training/education, and lack of reimbursement processes/billing structures. 2 ??4 States lack ...Read more >

Emily Freeman, DO, MA, MS, Washington University School of Medicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a unique opportunity to develop strategies to continue providing reproductive health services. Telehealth is an effective approach to expanding access to care, however its uptake in the United States has been limited. Exploring patient satisfaction with contraceptive counseling delivered via telehealth will provide essential data that may strengthen the argument ...Read more >

Ann Frisse, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Our study is an exploratory mixed methods study with a convergent parallel design. We will administer a cross-sectional survey of fourth year residents in obstetrics and gynecology training at Ryan Residency Program sites to quantify the number of tubal ligations or salpingectomies after vaginal delivery (PPBTL) performed during residency and residents’ perceived competency with this ...Read more >

Sarah Gutman, MD, MSPH, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Objectives: To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of virtual group contraceptive counseling for patients presenting to abortion care. Study design: Patients scheduled for induced abortion consultation and interested in initiating a contraceptive method at a University of Pennsylvania Family Planning clinic will be offered participation in virtual group contraceptive counseling. Groups of 2-10 participants will ...Read more >

Alexandra Monaco, MD, Columbia University

During the COVID-19 pandemic, video visits have been more widely used for contraceptive counseling. Patient satisfaction with video visits for contraceptive counseling has not yet been evaluated. A patient-reported outcome measure (PRO-PM) was developed to evaluate the interpersonal quality of contraceptive counseling (Dehlendorf 2018). This will be an exploratory survey with the primary outcome being ...Read more >

June Ng, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

In 1980, China implemented a one-child policy to curb population growth they believed would stifle the standard of living in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. This was implemented through mandatory intrauterine devices for women with one child, abortion for “unauthorized ” pregnancies, and permanent contraception for couples with two or more children. A lack ...Read more >

Joshua Nitsche, MD, PhD, Wake Forest University Health Sciences

I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, where I am able to balance my passions for women’s health care and medical education. I came to Wake Forest just after completing an OB/GYN residency and Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at the Mayo ...Read more >

Terri-Ann Thompson, PhD, Ibis Reproductive Health

While most states have enacted legislation requiring that commercial insurance cover telemedicine, only a few require that payers reimburse telemedicine services at the same rate as in-person services. Because ‘reimbursement parity’ laws may remove financial disincentives for offering telemedicine, providers in states that require parity are likely better positioned to respond to the unprecedented demand ...Read more >

Debra Stulberg, MD, The University of Chicago

Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) is a critical safety net provider, delivering > 42,000 contraceptive visits per year across the state. Starting in March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to maintain patient access to care while reducing in-person contact, PPIL consolidated its in-person sites and began implementing rapid innovations in ...Read more >

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