IHPI Briefs: Leading voices on women's health policy issues
The U.S. is experiencing a significant increase in births affected by substance use disorders (SUDs), particularly opioid or methamphetamine (or meth) use disorder. Untreated SUDs during pregnancy pose increased risks for life-threatening health problems, even death, for mothers and their infants.
This brief examines approaches that states are taking to restrict access to short-term health plans, which offer limited benefits and do not cover maternity care.
Immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) refers to the insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) or contraceptive implant immediately after childbirth, before hospital discharge. February 2018 Both IUDs and contraceptive implants may be placed prior to hospital discharge...