Contraception and abortion coverage: What do primary care physicians think?

Cynthia H. Chuang, Melissa E. Martenis, Sara M. Parisi, Rachel E. Delano, Mindy Sobota, Melissa Nothnagle, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz

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Abstract

Background: Insurance coverage for family planning services has been a highly controversial element of the US health care reform debate. Whether primary care providers (PCPs) support public and private health insurance coverage for family planning services is unknown. Study Design: PCPs in three states were surveyed regarding their opinions on health plan coverage and tax dollar use for contraception and abortion services. Results: Almost all PCPs supported health plan coverage for contraception (96%) and use of tax dollars to cover contraception for low-income women (94%). A smaller majority supported health plan coverage for abortions (61%) and use of tax dollars to cover abortions for low-income women (63%). In adjusted models, support of health plan coverage for abortions was associated with female gender and internal medicine specialty, and support of using tax dollars for abortions for low-income women was associated with older age and internal medicine specialty. Conclusion: The majority of PCPs support health insurance coverage of contraception and abortion, as well as tax dollar subsidization of contraception and abortion services for low-income women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalContraception
Volume86
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012

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Primary Care Physicians
Contraception
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Primary Health Care
Health
Family Planning Services
Health Insurance
Internal Medicine
Health Care Reform
Public Health

Keywords

  • Abortion
  • Contraception
  • Health care reform
  • Primary care providers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Chuang, C. H., Martenis, M. E., Parisi, S. M., Delano, R. E., Sobota, M., Nothnagle, M., & Schwarz, E. B. (2012). Contraception and abortion coverage: What do primary care physicians think? Contraception, 86(2), 153-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2011.11.069

Contraception and abortion coverage : What do primary care physicians think? / Chuang, Cynthia H.; Martenis, Melissa E.; Parisi, Sara M.; Delano, Rachel E.; Sobota, Mindy; Nothnagle, Melissa; Schwarz, Eleanor Bimla.

In: Contraception, Vol. 86, No. 2, 08.2012, p. 153-156.

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Chuang, CH, Martenis, ME, Parisi, SM, Delano, RE, Sobota, M, Nothnagle, M & Schwarz, EB 2012, 'Contraception and abortion coverage: What do primary care physicians think?', Contraception, vol. 86, no. 2, pp. 153-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2011.11.069
Chuang CH, Martenis ME, Parisi SM, Delano RE, Sobota M, Nothnagle M et al. Contraception and abortion coverage: What do primary care physicians think? Contraception. 2012 Aug;86(2):153-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2011.11.069
Chuang, Cynthia H. ; Martenis, Melissa E. ; Parisi, Sara M. ; Delano, Rachel E. ; Sobota, Mindy ; Nothnagle, Melissa ; Schwarz, Eleanor Bimla. / Contraception and abortion coverage : What do primary care physicians think?. In: Contraception. 2012 ; Vol. 86, No. 2. pp. 153-156.
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