Estimating the fertility effect of expansions of publicly funded family planning services in California.

@article{Foster2011EstimatingTF,
  title={Estimating the fertility effect of expansions of publicly funded family planning services in California.},
  author={Diana Foster and Maria Antonia Biggs and Daria P Rostovtseva and Heike Thiel de Bocanegra and Philip D. Darney and Claire D Brindis},
  journal={Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={
          418-24
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the number of unintended pregnancies averted through the provision of family planning services to low income women in Family PACT, California's Medicaid waiver program. STUDY DESIGN We use a Markov model to estimate the number of pregnancies in the absence of Family PACT based on the contraceptive method mix used before program enrollment, and pregnancies in the presence of the program, based on method dispensing claims. RESULTS Nearly 1 million (998,084) women were… CONTINUE READING
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