Angel M Foster

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BACKGROUND In Burma, severe human rights violations, civil conflict, and the persecution of ethnic and linguistic minority populations has resulted in the displacement of millions of people, many of whom now reside as internally displaced populations (IDPs) in Eastern Burma or in Thailand as refugees or undocumented migrants. Use of the intra-uterine device(More)
BACKGROUND This study identifies sexual and reproductive health misconceptions contained in e-mails sent to an emergency contraception website. STUDY DESIGN From July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004, 1134 English-language questions were e-mailed to We performed content analysis on these e-mails and grouped misconceptions into(More)
The words and metaphors that people use to describe sexuality and reproductive health reflect experiences with peers, sexual partners, health service providers and public health campaigns. In this paper we analyse 1134 emails sent to an emergency contraception website in the USA over the course of one year. Through an examination of the terminology used by(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluates the inclusion of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) topics in preclinical US and Canadian medical education. STUDY DESIGN Between 2002 and 2005, we sent surveys to the student coordinators of active Medical Students for Choice chapters at 122 US and Canadian medical schools. Students reported on the preclinical curricular(More)
INTRODUCTION In the United States, ectopic pregnancies are relatively common and associated with significant maternal morbidity and mortality. The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (the Directives) govern the provision of care in Catholic-affiliated hospitals and prohibit the provision of abortion in almost all(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to examine the inclusion and extent of abortion education in accredited nurse practitioner (NP), physician assistant (PA) and certified nurse-midwifery (CNM) programs in the United States. METHODS In January 2000, a confidential survey requesting information about the curricular inclusion of eight reproductive health(More)
Emergency contraception (EC) has the potential to reduce significantly the incidence of unintended pregnancy worldwide. In May 2003, the first Arabic-language web site dedicated to disseminating information about and increasing awareness of EC was launched. This paper examines patterns of web site use and user profiles over a 19-month period. Analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND Provision of emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) is widely recognized as the standard of care to prevent pregnancy after a sexual assault. However, previous research has shown that hospitals do not routinely counsel sexual assault patients about or provide sexual assault survivors with ECPs or accurate referrals. METHODS We undertook a mixed(More)
With a total fertility ratio of 6.7 children per woman, a maternal mortality ratio over 1,000 deaths per 100,000 live births, high rates of sexual and gender-based violence, and the lowest contraceptive prevalence rate in the world, women's reproductive health indices in Somalia prove alarming. The voices of women living in Somalia have long been neglected(More)