Mack Goldberg, MD, University of Pittsburgh

myTIPreport, a web-based trainee feedback platform, has been adopted for use by all Fellowship in Complex Family Planning (CFP) sites. This evaluation tool has been validated for providing feedback for both procedures and milestones in Obstetrics and Gynecology four-year residency programs and a three-year subspecialty, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Given the shorter timeframe ...Read more >

Aneesh Gupta, MD, University of California, Los Angeles

With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic exacerbating the already existing problem of access to abortion-care across the United States, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends making no-test abortion more widely available to patients that qualify. Instead of the standard steps prior to undergoing a medical abortion, which typically include a physical ...Read more >

Sarah Gutman, MD, MSPH, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Objectives: To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of virtual group contraceptive counseling for patients presenting to abortion care. Study design: Patients scheduled for induced abortion consultation and interested in initiating a contraceptive method at a University of Pennsylvania Family Planning clinic will be offered participation in virtual group contraceptive counseling. Groups of 2-10 participants will ...Read more >

Andrea Henkel, MD, Stanford University

Breast pain following second-trimester abortion is common. Breast engorgement and milk leakage following second-trimester perinatal loss and abortion can cause both physical pain and emotional distress. Dopamine agonists have previously been shown to be effective in lactation inhibition for third-trimester fetal/neonatal loss or contraindications to breastfeeding. In a head-to-head trial, cabergoline was more effective with ...Read more >

Katrina Heyrana, MD, PhD, University of Southern California

Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) research commonly combines Asians into one entity. However, subgroup-specific interactions between cultural/religious values, health beliefs, and acculturation lead to different SRH utilization patterns and outcomes. For example, Filipinos experience some of the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy and severe maternal morbidity among Asian subgroups. Disaggregating Asian health data is therefore ...Read more >

Alison Lutz, MD, University of Michigan

Dilation and evacuation (D&E) is the safest and most common method of second trimester abortion. D&E’s safety depends largely on sufficient cervical preparation which traditionally has been done with osmotic dilation. Adequate dilation can be achieved quickly with Dilapan-S allowing for same day procedures, even in the mid-second trimester. Recently, however, the cost of Dilapan-S ...Read more >

Rithika Mathias, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Housing insecurity continues to be a pervasive issue throughout the United States, with numbers projected to increase due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Families in particular continue to be a growing segment of the homeless population. In New York City women are the “head of the household” in ninety-three percent of homeless families. Research shows homeless ...Read more >

Hillary McLaren, MD, University of Chicago

The HPV vaccine has the ability to eradicate cervical cancer, but many people are making it to adulthood without completing the recommended vaccine series. A focus of public health efforts has been to vaccinate these patients when they interface with the healthcare system. We recognize the abortion visit as such a time. Education and a ...Read more >

Alexandra Monaco, MD, Columbia University

During the COVID-19 pandemic, video visits have been more widely used for contraceptive counseling. Patient satisfaction with video visits for contraceptive counseling has not yet been evaluated. A patient-reported outcome measure (PRO-PM) was developed to evaluate the interpersonal quality of contraceptive counseling (Dehlendorf 2018). This will be an exploratory survey with the primary outcome being ...Read more >

Ashley Navarro, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill

Public health disasters lead institutional medical priorities away from family planning services. Reproductive health suffers when healthcare systems are not prepared for public health or natural disasters. The objective of this study is to investigate the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of sexual and reproductive health providers of in the US during the time of the ...Read more >