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Reproductive Health Experiences & Access

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Tracking reproductive health experiences and access in the U.S.
  • Dates
    October 2023 – Present

Problem

State-level policy changes may impact reproductive health care experiences and access in the post-Dobbs era.

Population-based surveys are needed to monitor the impact of recent changes in policy on reproductive healthcare experiences and outcomes. The Reproductive Health Experiences and Access (RHEA) Survey is designed to measure how changes in state-level policies impact service delivery and reproductive health outcomes.

Solution

NORC fields a mixed-mode, multi-year survey across the U.S. 

Repeated cross-sectional surveys provide insight into individuals’ reproductive health care access and outcomes. Women ages 18-49 years who reside at sampled addresses are invited to participate in the survey. They complete either a web-based or paper-and-pencil questionnaire. The surveys occur in 2024 and 2026 as separate cross-sectional general population surveys to track changes in experiences and outcomes over time.   

Result

The data from these surveys will help researchers at NORC and other  organizations understand how key reproductive health metrics change over time. 

NORC will disseminate the survey data to evaluation teams at the Urban Institute, University of Wisconsin, and Sister Song. These teams use the data to assess and track reproductive health care experiences and outcomes across the country. The researchers will also publish findings in peer-reviewed journals and present at professional conferences. The data will be available to additional researchers via restricted use files in the future.

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