Sindhu K. Srinivas, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania

I am an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of Obstetrical Services, and Vice Chair for Quality and Safety with appointments in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. I have developed a successful research program in Maternal Fetal Medicine that ...Read more >

Stephanie Dukhovny, MD, MA, Oregon Health & Sciences University

After I finished my undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University in California, I moved to Boston where I completed my medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine. I was fortunate to stay at Boston Medical Center for my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a department that had both strong Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) ...Read more >

Joshua Nitsche, MD, PhD, Wake Forest University Health Sciences

I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, where I am able to balance my passions for women’s health care and medical education. I came to Wake Forest just after completing an OB/GYN residency and Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at the Mayo ...Read more >

Terri-Ann Thompson, PhD, Ibis Reproductive Health

While most states have enacted legislation requiring that commercial insurance cover telemedicine, only a few require that payers reimburse telemedicine services at the same rate as in-person services. Because ‘reimbursement parity’ laws may remove financial disincentives for offering telemedicine, providers in states that require parity are likely better positioned to respond to the unprecedented demand ...Read more >

Debra Stulberg, MD, The University of Chicago

Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) is a critical safety net provider, delivering > 42,000 contraceptive visits per year across the state. Starting in March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to maintain patient access to care while reducing in-person contact, PPIL consolidated its in-person sites and began implementing rapid innovations in ...Read more >

Kathryn Fay, MD, University of Utah

Gender-based violence exists in many formats, including reproductive coercion, a concept newly recognized by the medical community. Reproductive coercion (RC) is defined as behavior that undermines autonomous decision making in areas of reproductive health as a method of maintaining power and control. Several types of coercive behaviors compose RC such as birth control sabotage (e.g. ...Read more >

Stephanie Lambert, MD, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York

This retrospective cohort study aims to determine the effect of cervical preparation with osmotic dilators plus adjuvant overnight mifepristone compared to same-day misoprostol prior to dilation and evacuation between 18 0/7 and 21 6/7 weeks’ gestation on procedure time and other important clinical outcomes. Our sample size (n=574) will also allow greater numbers to describe important but uncommon ...Read more >

Bianca Stifani, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

This a survey study of Irish general practitioners and OB-GYNs which examines their willingness and ability to participate in abortion services in the context of recent legal change.

Courtney Kerestes, MD, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Varying delivery models for abortion care is a promising way to increase access to abortion, which Gynuity is currently demonstrating through their TelAbortion project, which includes mailing mifepristone and misoprostol directly to the patient after a screening process and videoconference counseling session. The objectives of this study are to 1) understand what circumstances and barriers ...Read more >

Nisha Verma, MD, Emory University

Background: Georgia (GA) is currently facing a crisis in maternal and reproductive health. The unintended pregnancy and teen pregnancy rates in GA surpass the national average, and GA leads the country in maternal mortality rates. In 2014, 96% of Georgia counties had no clinics that provided abortion, and 58% of GA women lived in those ...Read more >

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