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.

Mishka Peart, MD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Unintended pregnancy rates in the United States are highest among people between the ages of 18- and 24-years-old, the ages of most traditional college students. Prior studies have reported that unintended pregnancy is a contributor to students leaving college prior to degree completion, thus access to abortion care is important for continued college participation. There ...Read more >

Cara Delaney, MD, MPH, Boston Medical Center

Our aim is to evaluate a home follow-up alternative after medication abortion using low sensitivity pregnancy testing and a texted survey to assess abortion completion. We plan to enroll a prospective cohort of participants seeking medication abortion following the remote follow-up plan and compare it to a historical cohort of patients from the previous year ...Read more >

Nicole Economou, MD, University of California, San Diego

Cervical preparation with osmotic dilators is commonly used prior to dilation and evacuation procedures to decrease the risk of complications. Women have described the pain of dilator insertion as moderate to severe yet there have been few studies aimed at addressing pain during and after dilator insertion. This study will be a randomized controlled trial ...Read more >

Elana Tal, MD, MS, The Washington University

We propose to conduct a cross-sectional study of general obstetrician-gynecologists (OBGYNs) who care for patients with EPL. We will recruit OBGYNs who practice at academic medical centers and invite them to complete a quantitative survey designed to assess current EPL practice along with barriers and readiness to implement those management options not currently in place. ...Read more >

Sara Neill, MD, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Mifepristone followed by misoprostol is a safe, highly effective (> 95%) method for medical termination of early pregnancy. New data reveals that administering mifepristone prior to misoprostol also has superior efficacy than misoprostol alone in the treatment of miscarriage, and practice recommendations have been updated to reflect this practice. Despite its safety and efficacy, few ...Read more >

Hana Reissner, MD, University of Southern California

Rationale: The Los Angeles (LA) homelessness crisis continues to worsen with the current estimate of 60,000 homeless individuals expected to rise annually and women make up one-third of this population. Homeless women live in a unique sociocultural context that warrants in-depth exploration of sexual and reproductive (SRH) behaviors and needs, focusing on the variations in ...Read more >

Marquitta Dorsey, PhD, MSW, Loyola University of Chicago

Marquitta Dorsey is an Assistant Professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. She received her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, a Master’s of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University, ...Read more >