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Pregnant women who use drugs are more likely to receive little or no prenatal care. This study sought to understand how drug use and factors associated with drug use influence women's prenatal care use. A total of 20 semi-structured interviews and 2 focus groups were conducted with a racially/ethnically diverse sample of low-income women using alcohol and(More)
The quinacrine method of nonsurgical female sterilization has been studied for over a quarter of a century, but knowledge of its recent availability has aroused significant interest and concern. In the ear/y 1970s, some attention to this method was generated by the shift from a liquid "slurry" method to slow-release pellets, although by that time many(More)
PURPOSE In May 2012, the Association of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Programs initiated a project to develop indicators for use at a state or community level to assess, monitor, and evaluate the application of life course principles to public health. DESCRIPTION Using a developmental framework established by a national expert panel, teams of program(More)
The quinacrine method of nonsurgical female sterilization has been studied for over a quarter of a century, but knowledge of its recent availability has aroused significant interest and concern. In the ear/y 1970s, some attention to this method was generated by the shift from a liquid "slurry" method to slow-release pellets, although by that time many(More)
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