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Guttmacher at the 2018 Population Association of America Annual Meeting
The Guttmacher Institute will be celebrating its 50th anniversary at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting, held April 25 –28 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, CO. The Institute, along with the Guttmacher Center for Population Research Innovation and Dissemination, will be exhibiting new research at booth #200. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Policy Trends in the States: First Quarter 2018
When state legislatures roared back into session in January 2018, sexual and reproductive health and rights were once again front-burner issues in capitols across the country. But this year ’s sessions are notable for a real focus on positive legislation. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Just the Numbers: The Impact of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance, 2018
The United States —through its Agency for International Development (USAID)—has long been a global leader in enabling women’s access to contraceptive services in the world’s poorest countries. Empowering women with control over their own fertility yields benefits for them, their children and their families. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Health Care Provider Perceptions of the Safety of IUDs for Women with HIV
CONCLUSIONSGreater use of evidence ‐based contraceptive guidance such as the U.S. MEC may help inform provider perceptions of IUD safety and hence contribute to increased contraceptive choice for women with HIV. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Intimate Partner Violence and Uptake of Antenatal Care: A Scoping Review of Low- and Middle-Income Country Studies
CONCLUSIONWomen in low-resource settings who experience IPV have a reduced likelihood of obtaining optimal antenatal care and may benefit from interventions to mitigate barriers to care. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

March 2018 Issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health Now Available
Volume 50, Number 1 IN THIS ISSUE (a summary of articles in this issue of Perspectives) ARTICLES: (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

In This Issue
Crack open the Champagne. With this issue, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health begins its 50th year of publication. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

How The Administration ’s Proposed ‘Conscience’ Rule Undermines Reproductive Health and Patient Care
This analysis was originally published on  Health Affairs Blog. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Abortion Worldwide 2017: Uneven Progress and Unequal Access
This study provides a comprehensive update to findings from the 2009 Abortion Worldwide: A Decade of Uneven Progress.  (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

New Report Highlights Worldwide Variations in Abortion Incidence and Safety
A comprehensive new report released today by the Guttmacher Institute highlights ongoing disparities in abortion rates and in access to safe abortion services in developing and developed regions. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

First Study on the Incidence of Abortion Among Ethiopian Adolescents Released
A new study finds that adolescent women have benefited greatly from the 2005 expansion of Ethiopia ’s abortion law that gave them access to safe, legal abortion services. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Playing it Safe: Legal and Clandestine Abortions among Adolescents in Ethiopia
ConclusionsWe find no evidence that adolescents are more likely than older women to have clandestine abortions. However, the higher abortion and pregnancy rates among sexually active adolescents suggest that they face barriers in access to and use of contraceptive services. Further work is needed to address the persistence of clandestine abortions among adolescents in a context where safe and legal abortion is available. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Title X –Funded Health Center Staff Members & #039; Perspectives on Barriers to Insurance Use For Confidential Family Planning Services
CONCLUSIONSTitle X –funded health centers face several barriers to their ability to bill patients’ health insurance while maintaining confidentiality protections. As a result, they are likely to continue relying on Title X funds to cover services for some insured patients despite the expansion of health insurance under the ACA. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Four Big Threats To The Title X Family Planning Program: Examining The Administration ’s New Funding Opportunity Announcement
This analysis was originally published onHealth A (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Unintended Pregnancy Rates Declined Globally from 1990 to 2014
Rates of unintended pregnancy have decreased globally since 1990, according to a newstudy published today in The Lancet Global Health. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Global, Regional, and Subregional Trends in Unintended Pregnancy and Its Outcomes from 1990 to 2014: Estimates from a Bayesian Hierarchical Model
BackgroundEstimates of pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome indicate how effectively women and couples are able to fulfil their childbearing aspirations, and can be used to monitor the impact of family-planning programmes. We estimate global, regional, and subregional pregnancy rates by intention status and outcome for 1990 –2014. MethodsWe developed a Bayesian hierarchical time series model whereby the unintended pregnancy rate is a function of the distribution of women across subgroups defined by marital status and contraceptive need and use, and of the risk of unintended pregnancy in each subg...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

New Issue of International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health Now Available
Volume 43, Number 3IN THIS ISSUE (a summary of articles in this issue of International Perspectives)ARTICLES (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Letters 43(3)
A Choice Without Information Is Not a Choice (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

In This Issue
In many South Asian countries, a preference for sons over daughters not only results in social systems in which women and girls have little agency and low social status, but may suppress the use of modern contraceptive methods and elevate fertility rates as women and couples attempt to reach their desired family composition. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Preventing Pregnancy in Kenya Through Distribution and Use of the CycleBeads Mobile Application
CONCLUSIONOffering the CycleBeads app to support women in use of the Standard Days Method may expand family planning options, reduce unmet need and make family planning more widely available. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

New Name, Same Harm: Rebranding of Federal Abstinence-Only Programs
HIGHLIGHTS Proponents have rebranded abstinence-only programs by co-opting public health and rights-based language and calling them “sexual risk avoidance” programs. Under any name, abstinence-only programs not only remain ineffective at their goal of promoting abstinence until marriage, they also withhold potentially life-saving information, promote dangerous gender stereotypes, stigmatize sex, sexual health and sexuality, and perpetuate systems of inequity. Despite these negative outcomes, the Trump administration and conservatives in Congress are pushing for funding increases for abstinence-only programs in ...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

What Are People Looking For When They Google “Self-Abortion”?
ConclusionsThere is interest in learning more about self-abortion on the Internet. Our findings suggest that, among those who participated in our survey, online searches for information on self-abortion may be driven by adolescents and young adults facing an unintended pregnancy. ImplicationsYoung women, in particular, may have an unmet need for information about safe and accessible abortion options. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Many Young Women in the United States Turn to Google for Information on Self-Abortion
Many individuals who are facing an unintended pregnancy turn to the Internet as a resource, and this may be particularly true for young women and women seeking to end a pregnancy,according to a new analysis by Guttmacher researchers (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

How Patterns of Learning About Sexual Information Among Adolescents Are Related to Sexual Behaviors
CONCLUSIONAdolescents ’ learning about sex from informal sources varies by race and gender. Future research should examine whether sexual health interventions and message development can capitalize on these differences. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

The Sexual and Reproductive Health of Foreign-Born Women in the United States
ConclusionOur findings demonstrate that the SRH behaviors, needs, and outcomes of foreign-born women differ from those of U.S-born women within the same race/ethnic group. ImplicationsThis paper contributes to the emergent literature on immigrants in the United States by laying the foundation for further research on the SRH of the foreign-born population in the country, which is critical for developing public health policies and programs to understand better and serve this growing and diverse population. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Key Indicators of Sexual and Reproductive Health Differ for Immigrant and U.S.-Born Women of the Same Race and Ethnicity
Immigrant women ’s sexual and reproductive health experiences differ from those of U.S.-born women, including those of the same race and ethnicity,according to a new analysis by Guttmacher researchersAthena Tapa (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Expanding the Abortion Provider Workforce: A Qualitative Study of Organizations Implementing a New California Policy
CONCLUSIONSCalifornia's expansion of the abortion-providing workforce had a positive impact on patient care in the sampled organizations. However, various organizational obstacles must be addressed to more fully realize the benefits of having NPs, CNMs and PAs provide aspiration abortions. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Improving the Measurement of Fertility Regulation Practices: Findings from Qualitative Research in Ghana
CONCLUSIONSThe fertility control strategies commonly reported by the study respondents —periodic contraception, and frequent use of traditional methods and emergency contraceptive pills—are likely not adequately captured in general surveys such as the DHS. Such surveys are also not well suited to measuring combinations of methods and mosaics of method combinations. New ways of cap turing women's fertility regulation practices should be considered, including additional survey items, new question modules and specialist studies. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Awareness and Perceptions of Emergency Contraceptive Pills Among Women in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
CONCLUSIONSEmergency contraceptive pills have the potential to address gaps in the family planning method mix in the DRC. Assessing whether women have incomplete or erroneous information about family planning methods can provide better understanding of women's contraceptive choices in low-income countries. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Autonomy and Postpartum STD Prevention Among Young Couples: A Mediation Analysis
CONCLUSIONSFemales' sexual autonomy appears to protect against postpartum STDs for both partners. Future research should explore the efficacy of IPV-informed approaches to improving women's sexual and reproductive health. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Guttmacher Institute Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship
The Guttmacher Institute is pleased to announce the 2018  cycle of theCory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship to support emerging leaders in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The scholarship honors the legacy ofCory L. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

In This Issue
Rural U.S. women are less likely than city dwellers to receive preventive reproductive health care, and differences in availability of obstetrician-gynecologists may not always be the cause of the disparity, Cynthia H. Chuang and colleagues report in this issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (page 78). (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Dr. Stanley Henshaw: Reflections on Four Decades Of Abortion Research
Abortion research has always been an important focus of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, and some of the earliest work in this area was conducted by Dr. Stanley Henshaw during his tenure at the Guttmacher Institute, from 1979 to 2013. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Coercion Is at the Heart of Social Conservatives ’ Reproductive Health Agenda
HIGHLIGHTS Coercive intent and practices are at the core of social conservatives ’ reproductive health agenda, including virtually every reproductive health–related initiative from the Trump administration and social conservatives in Congress over the past year. Coercion can take many forms, including withholding information, obstructing access to health services or provider s, attempting to ban services outright and empowering third parties to impose their views on others. Such coercive measures particularly target people who are in vulnerable positions, for instance because of their immigration status, youth ...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Preference for Sons Influences Contraceptive Use and Reproductive Decision Making in Pakistan
Pakistani couples ’ preference for having more sons than daughters may influence fertility and contraceptive behavior in Pakistan, according to “Son Preference and Family Limitation in Pakistan: A Parity- and Contraceptive Method –Specific Analysis, ” by Mel (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

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Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Son Preference and Family Limitation in Pakistan: A Parity- and Contraceptive Method –Specific Analysis
CONCLUSIONSThe association of son preference with parity progression and modern contraceptive use has become stronger in Pakistan. Continuation of the fertility transition may be difficult unless the degrees of differential stopping behavior and differential contraceptive use decline. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Guttmacher Institute Declaration Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: State of California v. Wright
The federal government ’s 2017 interim final rules regarding the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirement greatly expanded exemptions to the requirement on religious or moral grounds. Guttmacher Institute Vice President for Domestic Research Lawrence B. Finer filed a declaration in support of a case br ought by the states of California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia opposing the rules. The declaration argues the rules would compromise women’s ability to obtain contraceptive methods, services and counseling and, in particular, to consistently use the methods that work best for t...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Contraceptive Use over Five Years After Receipt Or Denial of Abortion Services
CONCLUSIONWomen ’s elevated risk of unintended pregnancy after abortion is likely due at least partly to reliance on methods with relatively low effectiveness. Factors affecting contraceptive access postabortion, as well as individual characteristics such as fecundability, require research attention. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Taking Stock of Year One of the Trump Administration ’s Harmful Agenda Against Reproductive Health and Rights
Throughout President Trump ’s first year in office, social conservatives in the administration and Congress mounted an all-out assault on people’s ability to obtain comprehensive reproductive health care in the United States and abroad. Despite coming up short in many respects, policymakers did considerable harm while als o signaling their intentions for further attacks in the years ahead. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Dramatic Gains in Insurance Coverage for Women of Reproductive Age Are Now in Jeopardy
The proportion of women of reproductive age (15 –44) who were uninsured dropped by 41% between 2013 and 2016, over the first three years of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) major expansions to Medicaid and private insurance coverage. This considerable decline in the uninsured rate, calculated by the Guttmacher Institute using data from the U.S . (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Differences in Abortion Service Delivery in Hostile, Middle-ground and Supportive States in 2014
Conclusions  The distribution of abortion services, the type of facility in which they are provided, and the amount a facility charges all vary according to the abortion policy climate. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Abortion Policy Landscape Shapes the Type of Care Available in U.S. States
State policies shape the landscape for abortion service provision and access,according to a new analysis by Guttmacher researchersRachel Jones, (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Reported Contraceptive Use in the Month of Becoming Pregnant among U.S. Abortion Patients in 2000 and 2014
ObjectivesTo determine whether types of contraceptive methods used by abortion patients in the month they became pregnant changed between 2000 and 2014. Study DesignWe used secondary data from the 2000 (n=10,015) and 2014 (8177) Abortion Patient Surveys. Patients were asked which contraceptive methods they had last used and when they had stopped or if they were still using them. The main outcome variable was type of contraceptive method used in the month the pregnancy began. We used bivariate logistic regressions to assess changes in the demographic and contraceptive use profiles of abortion patients. ResultsIn...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

About Half of U.S. Abortion Patients Report Using Contraception in the Month They Became Pregnant
In 2014, about half (51%) of abortion patients in the United States reported that they had used a contraceptive method in the month they became pregnant,according to a new analysis by Guttmacher researcher (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

High Schoolers Are Waiting Longer To Have Sex — Let’s Give Them the Information They Need
On January 5, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)released a new report showing that between 2005 and 2015, more high school students are waiting longer to have sex for the first time. This delay resulted in fewer students reporting ever having sex among 9th and 10th graders overall, Hispanic 9th-11th graders, and Black students in 9th-12th grade.The report does not, however, provide answers as to the underlying causes for this delay, saying that more research is needed to understand what ’s driving the change. So what are we to make of all this?  (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Unbiased Information on and Referral for All Pregnancy Options Are Essential to Informed Consent in Reproductive Health Care
HIGHLIGHTS One aspect of ensuring informed consent in reproductive health care requires that women be offered complete, accurate and unbiased information on all pregnancy options —including parenting, adoption and abortion—and referrals for additional services as needed. The right to provide informed consent has long been threatened by antiabortion policymakers and advocates seeking to keep women from receiving factual information about abortion and referral for abortion services. Restricting comprehensive counseling and referrals for all pregnancy options seriously jeopardizes women’s health and well-bei...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Policy Trends in the States, 2017
States continued their assault on abortion in 2017, with 19 states adopting 63 new restrictions on abortion rights and access. That total is the largest number of abortion restrictions enacted in a year since 2013. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

December 2017 Issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health Now Available
Volume 49, Number 4 IN THIS ISSUE (a summary of articles in this issue of Perspectives) ARTICLES: (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Abortion Knowledge and Experiences Among U.S. Servicewomen: A Qualitative Study
CONCLUSIONSPolicy recommendations to better meet the needs of servicewomen include wider dissemination of the military's abortion policy, establishing abortion referral and support guidelines, and improving confidentiality in military health services. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news