“When you restrict access to abortion, you’re also restricting access to these other services that are related to pregnancy care,” Julia Strasser told The Kansas City Beacon. Missouri lawmakers are attempting a bipartisan push for Medicaid expansion to address the state's high maternal death rate, but its abortion ban imperils access to high-quality reproductive healthcare.
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March 9, 2023 - The Kansas City Beacon
“We’re pushing people into a system without any choices”: The state of maternal mortality in Missouri
February 23, 2023 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“If a judge can overturn an FDA decision that is based on extensive collection of evidence and deliberation, then that has really serious consequences for all of us who rely on any kind of medical care, which is basically all of us," Liz Borkowski told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about a Texas lawsuit that seeks to overturn FDA's approval of the abortion drug mifepristone.
January 6, 2023 - Contemporary OB/GYN
“Maintaining access to care relies on both a robust workforce that can provide that care and on those providers receiving the support they need," Julia Strasser told Contemporary OB/GYN. The article describes her team's research findings regarding the contraception and abortion workforce in 2019-2021.
Relias Media - January 1, 2023
COVID-19 strained the reproductive health workforce over the past few years, and the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade adds another stress. For Relias Media, Julia Strasser described her team's findings from research on the contraception and abortion workforce in 2019-2021.
Relias Media - January 1, 2023
“As we have already seen — even with a few months of the Dobbs decision — it does not just affect abortion care, it affects so much of healthcare,” Julia Strasser told Relias Media. She noted that we've already seen news of people not receiving potentially life-saving care for a miscarriage.
ABC News - December 23, 2022
Susan Wood explained to ABC News that recent studies have clarified the mechanism of action for emergency contraceptive Plan B, so we now know it only works when taken before ovulation.
November 23, 2022 - POLITICO
“It seems like they’re laying the groundwork for considering contraception itself as medical waste,” Susan Wood told Alice Miranda Ollstein about abortion opponents’ attempt to use environmental laws to block the distribution of abortion pills.
November 14, 2022 - The GW Hatchet
Lydie Lake and Rory Quealy of the George Washington University student newspaper wrote about a study by Julia Strasser and colleagues that tracked changes in the abortion and contraceptive services workforce between 2019 and 2021. They found a drop in the number of physicians working in these areas and an “encouraging rise” in the number of advanced practice clinicians offering such care.
November 7, 2022 - Healio
Julia Strasser provided an invited perspective on a new study that found Black women experience worse IVF outcomes and neighborhood deprivation does not explain differences in IVF success. “These findings highlight the need for health services researchers to consider not only differences in race and ethnicity, but other structural factors that may affect both access to care and underlying needs for treatment,” Strasser commented.