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IUD and Implant Reimbursement under Medicaid in New York State: A Primer

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This white paper was developed by the Reimbursement Workgroup of the New York City LARC Access Taskforce. The paper has a specific focus on IUDs and implants because of the unique barriers providers and institutions face in stocking and providing these devices, including high up-front costs and challenges in securing adequate reimbursement for the device and its insertion. However, the recommendations in this paper may prove useful for the challenges providers face related to other forms of contraception as well.

Featured Organization: Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP)

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The Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP) is a DC-based nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the ability of every woman to achieve full reproductive freedom by having access to the safest, most effective, appropriate and acceptable technologies for ensuring her own health and controlling her fertility.

Featured Organization: National Women's Law Center (NWLC)

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The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) is a non-profit organization that has advocated for women and girls at every stage of their lives through research, education, litigation, and public policy for more than 40 years. The Center focuses on issues that affect women and their families, such as reproductive rights and health, poverty and income support, education, and employment.

The Fog Zone: How Misperceptions, Magical Thinking, and Ambivalence Put Young Adults at Risk for Unplanned Pregnancy

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Half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. Cost and access barriers can make contraception hard to secure and some women become pregnant unintentionally due to a contraceptive failure. But there are other barriers and explanations such as fear, misinformation and ambivalence. These factors were explored in a new national survey on contraceptive and fertility knowledge and form the basis of this Fog Zone report. uthor

Featured Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)

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The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is the local health department responsible for protecting and promoting the health of all New Yorkers. The agency provides information and resources on a wide range of public health issues.  The DOHMH is a founding member and co-chair of the IUD Taskforce and sponsors trainings, webinars, and other events to increase awareness and empower New Yorkers to make healthy and informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. 

Featured Organization: Physicians for Reproductive Health

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Physicians for Reproductive Health (Physicians) unites the medical community and concerned supporters with the goal of improving access to comprehensive reproductive health care, particularly for disadvantaged populations. Founded in 1992, Physicians for Reproductive Health uses scientific expertise to influence legislation, medical practice, and public opinion as well as providing tools for physicians to advocate for reproductive health.