Angel M Foster

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVES Induced abortion in Myanmar is severely legally restricted and permissible only to save a woman's life. As a result, unsafe abortion is common and contributes significantly to maternal mortality. Our overall study aimed to explore women's reproductive health needs in peri-urban Yangon, a dynamic series of townships on the periphery of the(More)
This article compares the ethical pivot points in debates over nonprescription access to emergency contraceptive pills in Canada and the United States. These include women's right to be informed about the contraceptive method and its mechanism of action, pharmacists' conscientious objection concerning the dispensing of emergency contraceptive pills, and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study analyzes the use patterns of , an English-, Spanish-, Arabic- and French-language web site dedicated to three methods of early pregnancy termination: mifepristone/misoprostol, methotrexate/misoprostol and misoprostol alone. METHODS This study examines both the overall and language-specific use patterns of the web site from October 1,(More)
INTRODUCTION The worldwide expansion of the Internet offers an important modality of disseminating medically accurate information about medication abortion. We chronicle the story of, an English-, Spanish-, Arabic- and French-language website dedicated to three early abortion regimens. METHODS We evaluated the website use(More)