Founded in 1990, the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health works to improve women’s health through research, dialogue, teaching, and information dissemination. Our mission is to:

Identify and study aspects of healthcare and public health, including legal and policy issues, that affect women’s health at different life stages; Foster awareness of and facilitate dialogue around issues that affect women’s health; and Promote interdisciplinary research, coordination, and information dissemination on women’s health issues. The Jacobs Institute focuses primarily on the health of U.S. women, while also collaborating with colleagues who work internationally.

The Jacobs Institute promotes environments where an interdisciplinary audience – including healthcare professionals, researchers, policymakers, and advocates – comes together to discuss ways to advance women’s health.

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Submissions from 2017

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Pregnant Women and Substance Use: Overview of Research & Policy in the United States, Darla Bishop, Liz Borkowski, Megan Couillard, Amy Allina, Susanna Baruch, and Susan Wood

Submissions from 2016

Current Research and Policy on Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC): Key Points for Policymakers, Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

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History of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) in the United States, Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC): State-Level and Regional Research on Reducing Barriers to Access, Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

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Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Summary Tables, Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

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Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Overview of Research and Policy in the United States, Julia Strasser, Liz Borkowski, Megan Couillard, Amy Allina, and Susan Wood

Submissions from 2015

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Medication Abortion: Overview of Research & Policy in the United States, Liz Borkowski, Julia Strasser, Amy Allina, and Susan Wood

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Medication Abortion: Overview of Research & Policy in the United States - References by Topic Area, Liz Borkowski, Julia Strasser, Amy Allina, and Susan Wood

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Medication Abortion: Overview of Research & Policy in the United States - Key Points for Policymakers, Jacobs Institute of Women's Health