Lindsay Dale, MD, University of New Mexico

Background: Twelve U.S. states and the District of Columbia have authorized independent pharmacist prescribing of hormonal contraception, allowing facilitated access and initiation of contraception at the pharmacy.1 Multiple barriers to pharmacists’ uptake of hormonal contraception prescribing include the need for additional pharmacy staff, required training/education, and lack of reimbursement processes/billing structures. 2 ??4 States lack ...Read more >

Leanne Free, MD, University of Colorado

We propose a single-site, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial of lavender aromatherapy versus placebo for patient satisfaction in adult women having a surgical abortion before 10 weeks and 0 days gestation. We will evaluate whether lavender aromatherapy is an effective adjunct therapy for patient satisfaction during first trimester surgical abortion. We will measure satisfaction using the ...Read more >

Emily Freeman, DO, MA, MS, Washington University School of Medicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a unique opportunity to develop strategies to continue providing reproductive health services. Telehealth is an effective approach to expanding access to care, however its uptake in the United States has been limited. Exploring patient satisfaction with contraceptive counseling delivered via telehealth will provide essential data that may strengthen the argument ...Read more >

Ann Frisse, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Our study is an exploratory mixed methods study with a convergent parallel design. We will administer a cross-sectional survey of fourth year residents in obstetrics and gynecology training at Ryan Residency Program sites to quantify the number of tubal ligations or salpingectomies after vaginal delivery (PPBTL) performed during residency and residents’ perceived competency with this ...Read more >

Heather Gold, MD, Emory University

Background: The Covid-19 pandemic has interrupted family planning services, such as by canceling or rescheduling appointments with little notice (Tschann, Lange, Ly, & Hilliard, 2020). A May 2020 national patient survey demonstrated changes to pregnancy intention and attitudes towards contraception (Lindberg, VandeVusse, Mueller, & Kirstein, 2020). Even before the pandemic, Georgia had high rates of ...Read more >

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 >