Data About Contraceptive Needs in the U.S. After the Affordable Care Act

In February 2016, the American Journal of Public Health published an article about contraceptive needs and costs in the United States after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act coauthored by George Washington University’s Leighton Ku and Erika Steinmetz.

Women with Greater Heart-Disease Risk Less Likely to Get Recommended Preventive Care, Finds Study of Commercial Health Plan Members

After studies drew attention to gender disparities in cardiovascular care, many health insurers and provider groups adopted population health management tools, which identify at-risk plan members and direct additional attention or resources toward their care. In a new study, researchers used data from a large commercial health plan to investigate whether gender disparities persist – and they found that women with diabetes and coronary artery disease are less likely to have appropriate cholesterol control than their male peers are.

Impact of Supreme Court Ruling on Arkansas Law Blocking Medication Induced Abortions on Women

Yesterday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear a challenge to a controversial Arkansas law that blocks medication-induced abortions cleared the way for that law to go into effect.