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Aishat Olatunde, MD, University of Washington

Twenty percent of clinically recognized pregnancies result in early pregnancy loss (EPL). One of the most common symptoms of EPL, vaginal bleeding in pregnancy, accounts for 2% of all visits to the emergency department (ED) every year. Treatment options that can be offered to patients in the ED include expectant, medical, or surgical management. All ...Read more >

Shaalini Ramanadhan, MD, Oregon Health and Science University

Cannabidiol (CBD) use has increased markedly in recent years and the compound is found in many new supplements and foods.  Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) containing ethinyl estradiol (EE) and levonorgestrel (LNG) likely share a metabolic pathway with CBD via the CYP3A4 enzyme.  As a result, a drug-drug interaction may exist and CBD may be an inducer ...Read more >

Stephanie Frazin, MD, University of California, San Francisco

This is a mixed-methods study to better understand emergency department provider knowledge, attitudes and practices around abortion and self-managed abortion. We will conduct a cross-sectional mixed-methods study. This will be conducted with explanatory design where an initial quantitative survey of emergency department providers will be administered with the goal of informing development of questions for ...Read more >

Payal Patel, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

As technology is becoming more integrated into medical care, many specialties are utilizing mobile health (mHealth) and electronic health (eHealth). The benefits have been shown in prenatal care, management of chronic respiratory diseases, and in improving health in older adults, for example. Internationally, abortion hotlines have been used for the provision of medication abortion. Carafem ...Read more >

Anwar Jackson, MD, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

My proposed study will be a quantitative survey-based study exploring geographical disparities in the management of early pregnancy loss among populations in rural and Urban New Mexico.

Christina Jung, MD, University of California, Los Angeles

This qualitative study will recruit participants from an ongoing study at UCLA (PI: Korotkaya) looking at two, high-volume urban clinical sites in Los Angeles operated by Family Planning Associates (FPA) to assess the proportion of patients who have previously visited crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) and experienced delays in time to abortion. So far, about 30% ...Read more >

Namrata Mastey, MD, University of California, Davis

The goal of this study is to better understand the current components of perinatal palliative care, and whether this model might be useful to families opting to terminate pregnancies affected by lethal/severely morbid fetal anomalies. We hypothesize that perinatal palliative care services are heterogenous, depending on their location (state) and association (affiliation with an academic ...Read more >

Gabriela Aguilar, MD, MPH, Yale University

We propose an exploratory study to examine patients’ experiences of race/ethnicity-based discrimination while receiving abortion care.

Anne Flynn, MD, University of Pennsylvania

Background: Early pregnancy loss (EPL) can safely be managed surgically, medically, or expectantly, and patient preferences, together with provider recommendations, should be used to guide treatment decisions. The management options differ substantially experientially, and both patients and providers acknowledge the complexity of the treatment choice. Decision aids provide evidence-based information, enhance expectation management, result in ...Read more >

Amy Caldwell, MD, The University of Chicago

Catholic-affiliated hospitals provide an increasingly significant proportion of obstetric care in the United States.  Patients who deliver at Catholic-affillated hospitals encounter unique obstacles to post-partum contraception due to the influence of theologic doctrine on institutional policies prohibiting the provision of contraceptive services. There is growing concern that patients face a multitude of barriers to the receipt ...Read more >