QUOTED. Feb. 5, 2019. Lydia Pace, Stacie Dusetzina, Mara Murray Horwitz & Nancy Keating.
The four authors say their study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine on Feb. 4, shows a 22% increase in the use of contraceptive intrauterine devices (IUDs) by women in the 30 days following the Nov. 8, 2016, US election. Read why they think that happened here.
"The [Affordable Care Act's] contraceptive coverage mandate is an important strategy to reduce unintended pregnancies. The Trump administration has weakened this mandate. Our findings could reflect a response to fears of losing contraceptive coverage because of President Trump's opposition to the ACA." –Lydia Pace, Stacie Dusetzina, Mara Murray Horwitz & Nancy Keating, authors, "Utilization of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives in the United States After vs Before the 2016 US Presidential Election," JAMA Internal Medicine
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