4124.0 Family Planning Trends

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM
This session will address different aspects of family planning from health care reform in Massachusetts to utilizing World Health Organization’s Strategic Approach for family planning introduction to Increasing support for family planning as HIV prevention. The first panelist will discuss how a legislation that passed in 2006 in Massachusetts mandating all residents have health insurance affects low-income women’s access to contraception. Then fertility awareness –based family planning methods (FAM) are low in U.S. Title X clinics. Results of a study adding the Standard Days Method (SDM), to the method mix are discussed. The session will conclude by discussing a innovate project to target influential HIV stakeholders in the U.S. and internationally with a set of tailored messages to increase support for family planning as HIV prevention.
Session Objectives: • List barriers that low-income women face in accessing contraception after health care reform in Massachusetts • Define fertility awareness-based methods and the Standard Days Method • Discuss three common obstacles to operationalizing family planning as HIV prevention

10:50 AM
Contraception access after health care reform: A preliminary look at the impact of mandatory insurance coverage in Massachusetts
Amanda Jo Dennis, MBE, Kelly Blanchard, MS, Denisse Córdova, MPH, Britt Wahlin, Jill Clark, MPH, Karen Edlund, RN, Jennifer McIntosh, PharmD, MHS and Lenore Tsikitas, MPH
11:10 AM
Family planning when “green” is queen: Exploring the potential for fertility awareness-based methods (FAM) in U.S. Title X clinics
Katherine Lavoie, MPH, Myriam H. Jennings, MA, Renee Marshall, MEd and Rebecka Lundgren, MPH
11:30 AM
Increasing support for family planning as HIV prevention: Identification of influential individuals and stakeholder perceptions
Tricia Petruney, MA, Sarah V. Harlan, MPH, Elizabeth Robinson, MS, Rose Wilcher, MPH and Jill Moffett, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)