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March 31, 2021

Expansion of a Direct-to-Patient Telemedicine Abortion Service in the United States and Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

A direct-to-patient telemedicine abortion service was found to be safe, effective, and acceptable according to a study in which participants were mailed mifepristone and misoprostol and received counselling and screening remotely. 1,390 packages were mailed between May 2016 and September 2020 and enrollment increased substantially with the onset of COVID-19. Although participants were required to…

December 21, 2020

On the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Occupational Experiences of the Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Workforce

A survey of professionals providing support to survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual assault indicated that since the start of the pandemic, support staff are experiencing more personal and professional stressors, perceive a decrease in client safety, and lack resources needed to help survivors and themselves. Common problems included a lack of food…

December 18, 2020

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Rural America

A study of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living in rural communities in the western US found significant negative impacts on self-reported overall life satisfaction, mental health, and economic outlook. These impacts were generally consistent across age, ethnicity, education, and sex. More than half of all respondents reported some level of negative impact…