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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: UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

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The UCSF Bixby Center works to ensure that women, men and adolescents have the power to manage their health, including access to safe and effective birth control, abortion, childbirth, and prevention and care for sexually transmitted infections. Their rigorous research generates evidence that they translate into better health policies and clinical care.  

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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

IUD Data Sources - IUD Factsheet

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IIn 2013, the Data & Monitoring Workgroup of the NYC IUD Taskforce conducted a review of the available literature and datasets on IUD use in New York City and nationally.  This factsheet identifies best practices for developing and maintaining an IUD-related monitoring system, describes currently available datasets, their underlying metrics and the limitations of each. UD Taskforce

Featured Organization: Medicines360

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Medicines360 represents an innovative approach to the pharmaceutical industry, combining technical expertise and a commitment to expanding access to effective and important pharmaceutical products for women, regardless of socioeconomic status, insurance coverage, or geographical location. The proceeds from the health products developed by this nonprofit pharmaceutical company are reinvested into advocacy, education, and partnership development to expand healthcare access across the world. 

Featured Organization: Guttmacher Institute

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The Guttmacher Institute is the go-to source for the highest level of research and policy analysis on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and worldwide. For nearly 50 years, the Institute has intersected research, policy analysis, and public education to inspire public debate and promote policies that advance sexual and reproductive health. The Institute’s overarching mission is to ensure the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health for all people worldwide.

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