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BACKGROUND Information about the incidence of induced abortion is needed to motivate and inform efforts to help women avoid unintended pregnancies and to monitor progress toward that end. We estimate subregional, regional, and global levels and trends in abortion incidence for 1990 to 2014, and abortion rates in subgroups of women. We use the results to(More)
BACKGROUND The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that privately insured women can obtain contraceptive services and supplies without cost sharing. This may substantially affect women who prefer an intrauterine device (IUD), a long-acting reversible contraceptive, because of high upfront costs that they would otherwise face. However, imperfect enforcement(More)
H ow policymakers measure and track student learning is one of the most important, and most difficult, issues in American education policy. Since the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), states have administered annual standardized tests in Grades 3 through 8 measuring proficiency in state standards. State test scores used for(More)
BACKGROUND The Affordable Care Act (ACA) substantially increased rates of insurance coverage within the first year of implementation, including among women of reproductive age. The ACA also requires that private insurance plans cover contraceptives without any out-of-pocket costs. These provisions may have led more women to start using prescription(More)
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