Karen Pazol
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Reproductive healthObstetricsPublic healthDemographyDeveloped countryPediatricsYoung adultVaccinationPsychological interventionAbortionFamily planningPregnancyCondomMEDLINEMedical abortionUnintended pregnancyPopulationGynecologyFamily medicineMedicineEnvironmental health
Publications 92
#1Cheryl L. Robbins (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 17
#2Lauren B. Zapata (USPHS: United States Public Health Service)H-Index: 25
Last. Karen Pazol (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 27
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Background: The associations between levels of pregnancy intention and adverse behaviors or experiences during pregnancy and postpartum have not been well described. Materials and Methods: We used 2018 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System data from 31 jurisdictions in the United States (n = 32,777) to estimate prevalence of inadequate prenatal care (PNC), inappropriate gestational weight gain, depression during pregnancy, intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy, third trimester s...
Ensuring access to contraceptive services is an important strategy for preventing unintended pregnancies, which account for nearly one half of all U.S. pregnancies (1) and are associated with adverse maternal and infant health outcomes (2). Equitable, person-centered contraceptive access is also important to ensure reproductive autonomy (3). Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data collected during 2017-2019 were used to estimate the proportion of women aged 18-49 years who were a...
Persons identified in early childhood as having autism spectrum disorder (autism) often have co-occurring health problems that extend into adolescence (1-3). Although only limited data exist on their health and use of health care services as they transition to adolescence, emerging data suggest that a minority of these persons receive recommended guidance* from their primary care providers (PCPs) starting at age 12 years to ensure a planned transition from pediatric to adult health care (4,5). T...
#1Chirag G. PatelH-Index: 4
#1Chirag G. PatelH-Index: 3
Last. Guoyu TaoH-Index: 25
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Abstract Purpose This study aimed to evaluate the receipt of chlamydia and gonorrhea screening among women aged 15–24 years undergoing long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) insertion. Methods We used the 2016–2017 MarketScan commercial claims data set to identify sexually active women aged 15–24 years with LARC insertion in 2017 and had ≥12 months of insurance coverage before the date of LARC insertion. Sexual activity (defined by Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set chlamydia...
We examined pregnant women's use of personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites during the 2016-2017 Zika outbreak in Puerto Rico. Healthcare provider counseling on recommended measures was associated with increased use of insect repellent among pregnant women but not with wearing protective clothing.
#1Kimberly Daniels (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 12
#2Katherine A. Ahrens (USM: University of Southern Maine)H-Index: 23
Last. Karen Pazol (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 27
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OBJECTIVES: Healthy People 2020 establishes objectives for reducing the proportion of pregnancies in the United States that are unintended and for improving contraceptive use. This analysis describes ways to more closely align measurement of contraceptive use with periods of risk for unintended pregnancy using the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG). METHODS: Using the 2011-2015 NSFG we constructed two measures of contraceptive use for women we defined as at risk of an unintended pregnancy: ...
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#1Sascha R. Ellington (UGA: University of Georgia)H-Index: 30
#2Ruby Serrano Rodriguez (Puerto Rico Department of Health)H-Index: 1
Last. Carrie K. Shapiro-Mendoza (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 34
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Abstract Objectives The objectives of this analysis were to 1) estimate prevalence of contraceptive use among women at risk for unintended pregnancy and 2) identify correlates of contraceptive use among women with ongoing or potential need for contraceptive services in Puerto Rico during the 2016 Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak. Study Design We conducted a cell-phone survey July–November, 2016. Women aged 18–49 years living in Puerto Rico were eligible. We completed 3,059 interviews; the overall resp...
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#1Katherine Kortsmit (ORISE: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education)H-Index: 4
#2Craig F. Garfield (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 23
Last. Lee Warner (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 36
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Objectives:Paternal involvement is associated with improved infant and maternal outcomes. We compared maternal behaviors associated with infant morbidity and mortality among married women, unmarrie...
#1Riley J. Steiner (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 14
#2Sanjana Pampati (ORAU: Oak Ridge Associated Universities)H-Index: 8
Last. Andera Swartzendruber (UGA: University of Georgia)
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: We examined condom use throughout pregnancy during the Zika outbreak in Puerto Rico during 2016. Overall, <25% of women reported consistent condom use during pregnancy. However, healthcare provider counseling was associated with a 3-fold increase in consistent use, reinforcing the value of provider counseling in Zika prevention efforts.
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