In the spring and summer of 2019, KFF, working with Health Management Associates, conducted interviews with clinicians, social service providers, community-based organizations, researchers, and health care advocates, as well as a focus group with low-income women in five “medically underserved” communities. Based on the interviews and focus groups, the study addresses how national, state, and local policies, as well as cultural factors, shape access to contraceptive care, sexually transmitted infection prevention and treatment, obstetrical care, and abortion services.
- The Executive Summary provides an overview of the major findings and cross-cutting themes, and is available under the Executive Summary tab.
- In-depth case studies of each of the five communities are available under the Case Studies tab or by clicking on each one below.
- A news release announcing the publication of Beyond the Numbers: Access to Reproductive Health Care for Low-Income Women in Five Communities is available here.
- On Thursday, November 14, 2019, KFF will hold a briefing to release Beyond the Numbers: Access to Reproductive Health Care for Low-Income Women in Five Communities. A recording will be posted here after the event.