When it comes to contraceptive use, sexual impacts matter: CORE director Jenny Higgins and colleagues publish new study in JAMA Internal Medicine

This week CORE Director Jenny Higgins and colleagues published a new article in JAMA Internal Medicine, titled “Association Between Patients’ Perceptions of the Sexual Acceptability of Contraceptive Methods and Continued Use Over Time.” “Our study shows that people’s sexual experiences of their contraceptive method seem to matter a lot in whether people like their method and use it over time. It’s important that we pay more attention to sexual acceptability in our contraceptive research, clinical care, and education,” Dr. Higgins said.

Contraceptives’ Effects on Sexual Experiences Play a Huge Role in Satisfaction, Study Finds

Sexual acceptability – how birth control methods affect users’ sexual well-being – is likely an important component of contraceptive satisfaction, but hasn’t been systematically examined until now. Dissatisfaction with a contraceptive method leads many people …

Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy in Wisconsin: Opportunity to Expand Access by Enabling Family Planning Providers to Bill Medicaid

There is an opportunity in Wisconsin to expand access to gender-affirming care for low-income, transgender people in our state. Rachel Dyer, a CORE researcher and a PhD student in the UW-Madison Department of Counseling Psychology, …