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dc.contributor.authorSaver, Barry G.
dc.contributor.authorWeinreb, Linda F.
dc.contributor.authorGelberg, Lillian
dc.contributor.authorZerger, Suzanne
dc.date2022-08-11T08:09:23.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T16:29:10Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T16:29:10Z
dc.date.issued2012-03-29
dc.date.submitted2012-10-15
dc.identifier.citation<p>Women Health. 2012;52(2):151-61. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03630242.2011.649829" target="_blank">Link to article on publisher's site</a></p>
dc.identifier.issn0363-0242 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03630242.2011.649829
dc.identifier.pmid22458291
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/37184
dc.description.abstractHomeless women have both a higher rate of pregnancy and a higher proportion of unintended pregnancies than other American women. The authors sought to learn about contraception services offered by providers of health care to homeless women and barriers to provision of long-acting, reversible contraception in these settings. A survey of the 31 member organizations in the national Health Care for the Homeless Practice-Based Research Network was conducted, inquiring about services provided and barriers to service provision. Among the 20 responding organizations (65% response rate), 17 directly provided contraceptive services; two referred patients elsewhere, and one provided no contraceptive services. All 17 that provided such services provided condoms; 15 provided oral contraceptives; 14 provided injectable contraception; 6 provided intrauterine devices, and 2 provided contraceptive implants. Barriers to providing the last two methods included lack of provider training, lack of resources for placement, costs, and concerns about complications. The present survey results suggested very limited access for homeless women across the country to the two most effective means of long-acting, reversible contraception. Modest investments of resources could reduce a number of barriers to providing these services.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=22458291&dopt=Abstract">Link to Article in PubMed</a>
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03630242.2011.649829
dc.subjectContraception
dc.subjectContraceptive Agents, Female
dc.subjectContraceptive Devices
dc.subjectFamily Planning Services
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHealth Care Surveys
dc.subject*Health Services Accessibility
dc.subjectHealthcare Disparities
dc.subject*Homeless Persons
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectPatient Acceptance of Health Care
dc.subjectPregnancy
dc.subjectPregnancy, Unplanned
dc.subjectQuestionnaires
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectMaternal and Child Health
dc.subjectPrimary Care
dc.titleProvision of contraceptive services to homeless women: results of a survey of health care for the homeless providers
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleWomen and health
dc.source.volume52
dc.source.issue2
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/meyers_pp/595
dc.identifier.contextkey3393771
html.description.abstract<p>Homeless women have both a higher rate of pregnancy and a higher proportion of unintended pregnancies than other American women. The authors sought to learn about contraception services offered by providers of health care to homeless women and barriers to provision of long-acting, reversible contraception in these settings. A survey of the 31 member organizations in the national Health Care for the Homeless Practice-Based Research Network was conducted, inquiring about services provided and barriers to service provision. Among the 20 responding organizations (65% response rate), 17 directly provided contraceptive services; two referred patients elsewhere, and one provided no contraceptive services. All 17 that provided such services provided condoms; 15 provided oral contraceptives; 14 provided injectable contraception; 6 provided intrauterine devices, and 2 provided contraceptive implants. Barriers to providing the last two methods included lack of provider training, lack of resources for placement, costs, and concerns about complications. The present survey results suggested very limited access for homeless women across the country to the two most effective means of long-acting, reversible contraception. Modest investments of resources could reduce a number of barriers to providing these services.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathmeyers_pp/595
dc.contributor.departmentMeyers Primary Care Institute
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Family Medicine and Community Health
dc.source.pages151-61


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