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Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Rebecca L Newmark, Caroline C Hodge, Grace Shih, Jennifer Karlin
OBJECTIVE: We describe the experiences and preferences of women who switched from clinic-administered intramuscular depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-IM) to self-administered subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: We conducted interviews with women in California and Washington about their experiences with self-administered DMPA-SC. We interviewed women after their first or second self-administered DMPA-SC injection and conducted follow-up interviews after their third or fourth injection...
July 4, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Ushma D Upadhyay, Rosalyn Schroeder, Shelly Kaller, Clara Stewart, Nancy F Berglas
INTRODUCTION: Financial costs remain one of the greatest barriers to abortion, leading to delays in care and preventing some from getting a desired abortion. Medication abortion is available through in-person facilities and telehealth services. However, whether telehealth offers a more affordable option has not been well-documented. METHODS: We used Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)'s Abortion Facility Database, which includes data on all publicly advertising abortion facilities and is updated annually...
July 2, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Alice F Cartwright, Maeve Wallace, Jessica Su, Siân Curtis, Gustavo Angeles, Ilene S Speizer
INTRODUCTION: The social and structural environments where people live are understudied in contraceptive research. We assessed if neighborhood measures of racialized socioeconomic deprivation are associated with contraceptive use in the United States. METHODS: We used restricted geographic data from four waves of the National Survey of Family Growth (2011-2019) limited to non-pregnant women ages 15-44 who had sex in the last 12 months. We characterized respondent neighborhoods (census tracts) with the Index of Concentration at the Extremes (ICE), a measure of spatial social polarization, into areas of concentrated privilege (predominantly white residents living on high incomes) and deprivation (predominantly people of color living on low incomes)...
June 9, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Kyle J Drouillard, Angel M Foster
INTRODUCTION: Intimate partner violence (IPV) involves an individual committing acts intended to harm or intimidate a current or former romantic partner. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent stay-at-home orders often trapped victims with perpetrators and intensified IPV. Although sexual and gender diverse people disproportionately experience IPV compared to cisgender, heterosexual people, their experiences are not well documented in the Canadian context. This study aimed to explore the experiences of Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and other sexual and gender diverse (2S/LGBTQIA+) people with IPV in Ontario and how the COVID-19 pandemic affected their IPV experiences...
June 6, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Joline S Hartheimer, Bianca A Allison, Martha F Perry
BACKGROUND: In the United States (U.S.), adolescents and young adults are increasingly using contraception, including long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) [e.g., subdermal implants (e.g., Nexplanon®) and intrauterine devices (IUDs)]; however, access to LARC device removal may be difficult for adolescents and young adults. Reproductive justice is the right to bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and safely parent the children we have. METHODS: In this commentary, we discuss that while the specialties of family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology have incorporated the principles of reproductive justice into their contraceptive care, further work is needed to ingrain this philosophy into pediatrics training...
June 4, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Aaron Brant, Patrick Lewicki, Alec Zhu, Stephen Rhodes, Camilo Arenas-Gallo, Jonathan E Shoag, Peter N Schlegel, Joshua Halpern
CONTEXT: In the United States (US) men who undergo vasectomy and/or vasectomy reversal (vasovasotomy) are likely to pay out-of-pocket for these procedures. We characterized the publicly disclosed pricing of both procedures with a focus on variability in self-pay prices. METHODS: We queried all US hospitals for publicly disclosed prices of vasectomy and vasovasotomy. We assessed interhospital variability in self-pay pricing and compared hospitals charging high (≥75th percentile) and low (≤25th percentile) self-pay prices for either procedure...
May 23, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Caitlin Myers, Anjali Srinivasan
A pillar of Mississippi's argument in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health was that there is no evidence of "societal reliance" on abortion, meaning no reason to believe that access to abortion impacts the ability of women to participate in the economic and social life of the nation. Led by economist Caitlin Myers and attorney Anjali Srinivasan, more than 150 economists filed an amicus brief seeking to assist the Court in understanding that this assertion is erroneous. The economists describe developments in causal inference methodologies over the last three decades, and the ways in which these tools have been used to isolate the measure of the effects of abortion legalization in the 1970s and of abortion policies and access over the ensuing decades...
May 14, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Nicola Döring, M Rohangis Mohseni, Laura Pietras, Arne Dekker, Peer Briken
BACKGROUND: Rough sex refers to consensual sexual activities that incorporate playful aggression, such as hair pulling, spanking, or choking. It is relevant in the context of sexual health as it can enhance sexual arousal, pleasure, and intimacy among consenting partners. However, it can also be associated with consent violations, discomfort, and injuries ranging from mild to severe or even fatal. The prevalence of rough sex in Germany is widely unknown. Our study aims to establish, for the first time, the overall age-related and gender-related prevalence rates of active and passive rough sex involvement among adults in Germany...
April 30, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Jane W Seymour, Samantha Ruggiero, Lynsie Ranker, Terri-Ann Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Quality abortion care must be person-centered. Although academic literature has focused on full-spectrum and abortion doulas supporting instrumentation abortion (also referred to as procedural abortion) clients, clients undergoing medication abortion remain understudied and may have unique needs. We aimed to understand United States (US) abortion support providers' perceptions of medication abortion clients' support needs by exploring which needs they address, which needs remain unmet, and how remote support provision might help address client needs...
April 26, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Anabel Starosta, Julen Harris, Aileen Gariepy, Shefali Pathy, Julia Cron
BACKGROUND: Recent legal changes have led to mounting abortion restrictions in the United States (US), disproportionately impacting adolescents, who already face multifaceted barriers to abortion care. Informed by the framework of reproductive justice, adolescents who become pregnant deserve comprehensive, unbiased, and non-judgmental pregnancy options counseling, inclusive of all choices for pregnancy continuation and termination. Pediatric primary care providers are at the front lines of caring for adolescent patients' reproductive health needs and frequently diagnose pregnancy, provide pregnancy options counseling, and assist patients in accessing abortion care...
April 25, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Kathryn J LaRoche, Kristen N Jozkowski, Brandon L Crawford, Frederica Jackson
UNLABELLED: "Pro-life" and "pro-choice" are closely associated with discussions about abortion; we refer to the extent that people identify with these terms as "abortion identity." Most polling measures present pro-life and pro-choice as mutually exclusive options, but there is a dearth of information about people who might simultaneously endorse both (or neither) labels. METHOD: We administered a survey to adults in the United States (n = 580) that included two different formats for participants to select their abortion identity: a categorical item with response options ranging from strongly pro-choice to strongly pro-life (and "both" and "neither") and two separate items (sliders) that asked people the extent to which they identify with each term...
April 25, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Jessica L Dozier, Anne E Burke, Hayley V McMahon, Blair O Berger, Madeline Quasebarth, Carolyn Sufrin, Suzanne O Bell
OBJECTIVE: To understand the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on abortion care-seeking in Maryland, a state with Medicaid coverage for abortion, high service availability, and laws supporting abortion rights. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured telephone interviews with 15 women who had an abortion between January 2021 and March 2022 at a hospital-based clinic in a mid-sized Maryland city. We purposively recruited participants with varied pandemic financial impacts...
April 24, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Paula E Jayne, Leigh E Szucs, Catherine A Lesesne, Rose Grace Grose, Michelle M Johns
BACKGROUND: Transgender and gender diverse youth experience multiple disproportionate adverse sexual health outcomes. Sexual health education teaches knowledge, attitudes, and skills for promoting sexual health, including reducing risk for sexually transmitted infection, HIV acquisition, and unintended pregnancy. Provision of sexual health education may be protective, but research remains scarce. METHODS: We conducted a multi-stage thematic analysis of 33 in-depth interviews among transgender and gender diverse youth (ages 15-24) living in the southeastern United States on their sexual health education experiences...
April 16, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Madeline Quasebarth, Madeleine Boesche, Tecora Turner, Amy Moore, Danielle Young, Debra Stulberg, Lee Hasselbacher
CONTEXT: Insurance coverage for abortion in states where care remains legal can alleviate financial burdens for patients and increase access. Recent policy changes in Illinois required Medicaid and some private insurance plans to cover abortion care. This study explores policy implementation from the perspectives of patients using their insurance to obtain early abortion care. METHODOLOGY: Between July 2021 and February 2022, we interviewed Illinois residents who recently sought abortion care at ≤11 weeks of pregnancy...
April 11, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Goleen Samari, Heather M Wurtz, Sheila Desai, Kate Coleman-Minahan
CONTEXT: The United States' response to COVID-19 created a policy, economic, and healthcare provision environment that had implications for the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of racialized and minoritized communities. Perspectives from heterogenous immigrant communities in New York City, the pandemic epicenter in the United States (US), provides a glimpse into how restrictive social policy environments shape contraception, abortion, pregnancy preferences, and other aspects of SRH for marginalized immigrant communities...
April 3, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Abigail L Underwood, Kathryn A Hyzak, Ashley Ebersole, Alicia C Bunger, Elise D Berlan
BACKGROUND: Adolescents with psychiatric disorders have high rates of unintended pregnancy and experience barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care. Outpatient psychiatry visits are potential opportunities to connect adolescents to SRH care. This study informs the development of the Link2BC intervention which links adolescents in outpatient psychiatry care to SRH care. METHODS: We conducted group interviews with adolescents (3 groups, 7 total participants) and caregivers (3 groups, 9 total participants) and individual interviews with 8 psychiatry providers who received or provided outpatient psychiatric treatment in clinics in a pediatric hospital in a city in the Midwestern United States...
March 27, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Leah Mc Laughlin, Jane Noyes, Barbara Neukirchinger, Denitza Williams, Rhiannon Phillips, Sian Griffin
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the experiences of women with kidney disease, residing in the United Kingdom (UK), living through the first 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic with specific focus on preconception decision-making, family planning, and parenting. METHODS: We conducted a mixed-methods study, comprising an online survey and follow-up interviews, with UK-resident women aged 18-50. RESULTS: We received 431 surveys and conducted 30 interviews...
March 14, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Yzette Lanier, Dennis Rivera-Cash, Claudine Lavarin, Alena Goldstein, Luke Cantu, Baomi Phung, Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Madeline Sutton
CONTEXT: Sexual health discussions between healthcare providers and adolescent and young adult patients are an important strategy for addressing and improving sexual health. However, healthcare providers often do not engage in comprehensive sexual health discussions with young patients during routine clinical visits. METHODS: We propose the use of a conceptual model, the Unified Theory of Behavior (UTB), as a tool that can aid healthcare providers in facilitating more comprehensive sexual health conversations with young patients...
March 9, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Katy Footman, Suzanna Bright, Jayne Kavanagh, Emma Parnham, Louise Bury, Lesley Hoggart
INTRODUCTION: Method choice is an important component of quality abortion care and qualitative research suggests that abortion stigma can influence provider preference and provision of abortion methods. This study is the first to explore the relationships between abortion providers' method preferences, their provision of medication or instrumentation abortion or both methods, and abortion stigma. METHODS: We conducted secondary analysis of a survey of United Kingdom (UK) abortion providers (N = 172) to describe and compare providers' self-reported method preferences and provision...
March 8, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Nickholas Grant, Gabriel J Merrin, Keisha April, Ayana April-Sandars, Ishita Arora, Derrick Gordon
INTRODUCTION: Early sexual activity and teen pregnancy are known risk factors for delinquency and justice involvement among male adolescents. However, less is known about these patterns among child welfare system (CWS)-involved boys who face significant social barriers and past/current traumatic experiences. METHODS: We prospectively examined these associations among male adolescents who identified as low and high risk for child-maltreatment via a secondary data analysis of the Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect dataset-a large scale assessment of children, their parents, and their teachers in the United States to understand issues of child abuse and neglect...
March 4, 2024: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
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