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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690902/use-of-family-planning-and-child-health-services-in-the-private-sector-an-equity-analysis-of-12-dhs-surveys
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Nirali M Chakraborty, Andrea Sprockett
BACKGROUND: A key component of universal health coverage is the ability to access quality healthcare without financial hardship. Poorer individuals are less likely to receive care than wealthier individuals, leading to important differences in health outcomes, and a needed focus on equity. To improve access to healthcare while minimizing financial hardships or inequitable service delivery we need to understand where individuals of different wealth seek care. To ensure progress toward SDG 3, we need to specifically understand where individuals seek reproductive, maternal, and child health services...
April 24, 2018: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684327/do-health-promotion-messages-integrate-unintended-pregnancy-and-sti-prevention-a-content-analysis-of-online-information-for-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Riley J Steiner, Catherine N Rasberry, Jessica M Sales, Laura M Gaydos, Karen Pazol, Michael Kramer, Andrea Swartzendruber
OBJECTIVE: Recently there have been calls to strengthen integration of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention messages, spurred by increasing use of long-acting reversible contraception. To assess the extent to which public health/clinical messages about unintended pregnancy prevention also address STI prevention, we conducted a content analysis of web-based health promotion information for young people. STUDY DESIGN: Websites identified through a systematic Google search were eligible for inclusion if they were operated by a United States-based organization with a mission related to public health/clinical services and the URL included: 1) original content; 2) about sexual and reproductive health; 3) explicitly for adolescents and/or young adults...
April 20, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683910/acog-committee-opinion-no-735-adolescents-and-long-acting-reversible-contraception-implants-and-intrauterine-devices
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The phenomenon of adolescent childbearing is complex and far reaching, affecting not only the adolescents but also their children and their community. The prevalence and public health effect of adolescent pregnancy reflect complex structural social problems and an unmet need for acceptable and effective contraceptive methods in this population. In 2006-2010, 82% of adolescents at risk of unintended pregnancy were currently using contraception, but only 59% used a highly effective method, including any hormonal method or intrauterine device...
May 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683905/acog-committee-opinion-no-735-summary-adolescents-and-long-acting-reversible-contraception-implants-and-intrauterine-devices
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(no author information available yet)
The phenomenon of adolescent childbearing is complex and far reaching, affecting not only the adolescents but also their children and their community. The prevalence and public health effect of adolescent pregnancy reflect complex structural social problems and an unmet need for acceptable and effective contraceptive methods in this population. In 2006-2010, 82% of adolescents at risk of unintended pregnancy were currently using contraception, but only 59% used a highly effective method, including any hormonal method or intrauterine device...
May 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661696/use-of-highly-effective-reversible-contraception-in-title-x-clinics-variation-by-selected-state-characteristics
#5
Nathan Hale, Amal Khoury, Michael Smith
BACKGROUND: The use of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants has demonstrated high effectiveness in preventing pregnancy. While LARC use in Title X programs has increased over the past decade, little is know about the extent to which gains are occurring uniformly across states. METHODS: We examined state-level changes in LARC use among Title X clients between 2012 and 2016 using a repeated cross-sectional study design...
April 13, 2018: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624927/strengthening-youth-friendly-health-services-through-expanding-method-choice-to-include-long-acting-reversible-contraceptives-for-ethiopian-youth
#6
Fariyal F Fikree, Worknesh K Abshiro, Murtala M Mai, Kidest L Hagos, Mengistu Asnake
Despite robust evidence regarding long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) low failure rates, immediate return to fertility and safety, LARC uptake among youth is low. We evaluated the effect on contraceptive uptake of training youth-friendly service providers to counsel and provide all contraceptive methods including LARCs in the same unit. A convenience purposive sampling technique was used to select 20 youth friendly health units; ten each in Amhara and Tigray regions, Ethiopia; randomly allocated to the intervention (five) and non-intervention (five) arms...
September 2017: African Journal of Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622468/correlates-of-long-acting-reversible-contraception-versus-sterilization-use-in-advanced-maternal-age
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Shelby N Apodaca, Melissa D Mendez, Sheralyn S Sanchez, Zuber D Mulla
PURPOSE: To identify correlates associated with choosing long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) over female sterilization (FS) from a subsample of women aged 35 to 44 years in a nationally representative survey. METHODS: We analyzed data from women aged 35 to 44 years from the 2011-2013 National Survey of Family Growth Female Respondent File (n = 1532). Data were analyzed using SAS 9.3 software. All analyses accounted for the complex survey sample design...
March 16, 2018: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616492/contraceptive-strategies-in-women-with-heart-failure-or-with-cardiac-transplantation
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Anjli Maroo, Johnny Chahine
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We describe contraception for two groups of women: (1) women with heart failure and (2) women with cardiac transplantation. RECENT FINDINGS: Medical Eligibility Criteria for contraceptive agents address women with peripartum cardiomyopathy and women with valvular heart disease (Curtis et al. MMWR Recomm Rep 65:1-103, 2016). Recommendations for women with other forms of heart failure are extrapolated from these populations. Recommendations for women with cardiac transplantation have shifted since the 1980s: use of long-acting reversible contraception has increased, and there is a better understanding of the interactions between contraceptive and immunosuppressive regimens...
April 3, 2018: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610676/pregnant-or-recently-pregnant-opioid-users-contraception-decisions-perceptions-and-preferences
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Rebecca L Fischbein, Bethany G Lanese, Lynn Falletta, Kelsey Hamilton, Jennifer A King, Deric R Kenne
Background: Multiple factors are linked to extremely high unintended pregnancy rates among women who use opioids, including various barriers to contraception adherence. These include patient level barriers such as lack of knowledge and education about highly effective contraception, and potential provider barriers. Using a mixed-methods framework to examine the contraception-related perceptions and preferences of opioid using women is a necessary next step to understanding this phenomenon...
2018: Contraception and reproductive medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602870/using-program-data-to-improve-access-to-family-planning-and-enhance-the-method-mix-in-conflict-affected-areas-of-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
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Lara S Ho, Erin Wheeler
Unmet need for family planning in the conflict-affected area of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been reported to be as high as 38%, and women in such conflict settings are often the most at risk for maternal mortality. The International Rescue Committee implements the Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care in Emergencies program in 3 provinces of eastern DRC to provide women and couples access to family planning, including long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs). This article presents routine program data from June 2011 through December 2013 from 2 health zones as well as results from a qualitative assessment of family planning clients and of male and female non-users, conducted in 2013...
March 21, 2018: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588877/patient-perceived-autonomy-and-long-acting-reversible-contraceptive-use-a-qualitative-assessment-in-a-midwestern-university-community
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Carley Zeal, Jenny A Higgins, Shaunna R Newton
Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are the most effective contraceptives and are first-line recommendations for most women. However, young women use these methods at relatively low rates. Given concern with contraceptive coercion, an underexamined factor contributing to LARC attitudes is women's perceived reproductive and bodily autonomy in regard to LARC. We conducted focus group discussions and interviews regarding LARC perceptions and knowledge with 50 women between the ages of 18 and 29. We used a modified grounded theory approach to analyze young women's impressions of autonomy in relation to contraceptives more generally and LARC more specifically, both among ever-users and never-users...
2018: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582687/dual-method-use-among-long-acting-reversible-contraceptive-users
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Caitlin Bernard, Qiuhong Zhao, Jeffrey F Peipert
OBJECTIVE: To compare rates of dual method use (concurrent use of condoms and an effective method of contraception) in long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) and non-LARC hormonal contraceptive users, and to determine factors associated with dual method use. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of the Contraceptive CHOICE Project, an observational, prospective cohort study of 9256 women in St. Louis, MO, USA. Our sample included 6744 women who initiated a contraceptive method within 3 months of enrollment, continued use at 6 months post-enrollment, and responded regarding dual method use...
March 27, 2018: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580916/influences-on-intentions-to-place-long-acting-reversible-contraceptives-a-pilot-study-comparing-by-provider-specialty-in-ohio
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Charee Thompson, Jane Broecker, Maggie Dade, Kelly Nottingham
STUDY OBJECTIVE: According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), pediatricians are to counsel and provide LARCs as first-line-of-defense contraceptives because they are the most effective. We wanted to explore positive influences on LARC placement for pediatricians, particularly when compared to providers in other specialties who care for women. DESIGN: Survey methods with data analyzed using analyses of variance and general linear models in statistical software SPSS 24...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574095/changes-in-uptake-and-cost-of-long-acting-reversible-contraceptive-devices-following-the-introduction-of-a-new-low-cost-levonorgestrel-iud-in-utah-s-title-x-clinics-a-retrospective-review
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Lauryn P Roth, Jessica N Sanders, Rebecca G Simmons, Holly Bullock, Elizabeth Jacobson, David K Turok
OBJECTIVE: To assess changes in long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) method uptake at Utah's Title X clinics before and after introduction of a new, low-cost levonorgestrel (LNG) 52mg IUD (Liletta®). STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective medical record review of LARC visits occurring at seven Title-X family planning clinics in Utah before the introduction of the low-cost LNG IUD (pre-introduction period: 01/01/2014-04/30/2015) and after (post-introduction period: 05/01/2015-03/31/2016)...
March 21, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563077/novel-interventions-and-assessments-using-patient-portals-in-adolescent-research-confidential-survey-study
#15
Lindsay A Thompson, Rebeccah Mercado, Thomas Martinko, Ratna Acharya
BACKGROUND: While adolescents can receive confidential health care without parental or guardian notification, they are rarely asked about their experiences and opinions regarding their care because participation in research often requires parental consent. Anonymous research with adolescents via confidential patient portals may ameliorate this research gap. OBJECTIVE: Because use of a confidential online adolescent patient portal is high at our academic institution, we hypothesized that adolescents would also respond to survey-based research via the portal, especially if asked anonymously and without parental consent...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553853/influence-of-age-on-tolerability-safety-and-effectiveness-of-subdermal-contraceptive-implants
#16
Esther López Del Cerro, Carolina Serrano Diana, Ana María Castillo Cañadas, Esteban González Mirasol, Francisco García Santos, María Teresa Gómez García, Gaspar González de Merlo
The use of long-acting contraceptive methods is on the rise. The aim of this study was to describe the main variables (effectiveness, tolerability, menstrual bleeding) associated with the use of subdermal contraceptive implants and to investigate the influence of age on these variables. This was a descriptive, retrospective, observational study of 221 cases of contraceptive implants inserted at a Spanish hospital between 2006 and 2015. The mean age of implant users was 31.2 ± 7.5 years. Effectiveness was 100% and good tolerability was recorded for 86...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551429/adolescent-contraception-use-after-pregnancy-an-opportunity-for-improvement
#17
S Haider, C Stoffel, A M Dude
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe contraceptive method use by adolescent women in the six months following any pregnancy. DESIGN: We conducted a secondary analysis of the 2011-13 and 2013-15 cycles of the National Survey of Family Growth. SETTING: This survey is a nationally - representative population - based survey of reproductive aged women in the United States. PARTICIPANTS: The sample included respondents who had at least one pregnancy that ended both within the contraceptive calendar period and before the month of the respondent's twentieth birthday...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544988/the-impact-of-the-affordable-care-act-on-contraceptive-use-and-costs-among-privately-insured-women
#18
Ashley H Snyder, Carol S Weisman, Guodong Liu, Douglas Leslie, Cynthia H Chuang
OBJECTIVES: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive coverage mandate issued in August 2012 requires most private health insurance plans to cover all U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods without cost sharing. We evaluate the impact of this policy on out-of-pocket costs and use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) and other prescription methods through 2014. METHODS: Data from Truven Health MarketScan were used to examine out-of-pocket costs and contraceptive use patterns for all reversible prescription contraceptives before and after the implementation of the contraceptive mandate for privately insured women ages 13 to 45...
March 2, 2018: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537321/risk-factors-and-the-choice-of-long-acting-reversible-contraception-following-medical-abortion-effect-on-subsequent-induced-abortion-and-unwanted-pregnancy
#19
Riina Korjamo, Oskari Heikinheimo, Maarit Mentula
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the post-abortion effect of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) plans and initiation on the risk of subsequent unwanted pregnancy and abortion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: retrospective cohort study of 666 women who underwent medical abortion between January-May 2013 at Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. Altogether 159 (23.8%) women planning post-abortion use of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) participated in a randomized study and had an opportunity to receive the LNG-IUS free-of-charge from the hospital...
March 14, 2018: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530670/policy-change-is-not-enough-engaging-provider-champions-on-immediate-postpartum-contraception
#20
Ekwutosi M Okoroh, Debra J Kane, Rebekah E Gee, Lyn Kieltyka, Brittni N Frederiksen, Katharyn M Baca, Kristin M Rankin, David A Goodman, Charlan D Kroelinger, Wanda D Barfield
Rates of short interval pregnancies resulting in unintended pregnancies remain high in the United States and contribute to adverse reproductive health outcomes. Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods have annual failure rates of less than 1% compared with 9% for oral contraceptive pills, and are an effective strategy to reduce unintended pregnancies. To increase access to LARCs in the immediate postpartum period, several State Medicaid programs, including those in Iowa (IA) and Louisiana (LA), recently established reimbursement policies to remove the barriers to reimbursement of immediate postpartum LARC insertion...
March 9, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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