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Media articles | Publications

Media articles:

  1. Hiltzik M. UC’s deal with Catholic hospitals threatens the health of women and LGBTQ patients. Los Angeles Times. April 12, 2019.
  2. Asimov N. Doctors demand UCSF break ties with Catholic hospitals over abortion, trans care. San Francisco Chronicle. April 6, 2019.
  3. Allday E. Transgender man sues over Eureka hospital’s refusal to perform hysterectomy. San Francisco Chronicle. March 25, 2019.
  4. Gilmour J. California hospital canceled transgender man’s hysterectomy minutes before operation, lawsuit says. Sacramento Bee. March 21, 2019.
  5. Littlefield A. There’s Almost No Data About What Happens When Catholic Hospitals Deny Reproductive Care.Rewire News. December 6, 2018.
  6. Gordan A. For Doctors Who Want to Provide Abortions, Employment Contracts Often Tie Their Hands.NPR. November 26, 2018.
  7. Hafner K. As Catholic Hospitals Expand, So Do Limits on Some ProceduresThe New York Times. August 10, 2018.
  8. Barry-Jester AM, Thomson-DeVeaux A. Why Religious Health Care Restrictions Often Take Patients By SurpriseFiveThirtyEight. August 2, 2018.
  9. Thomson-DeVeaux, Barry-Jester AM. Insurers Can Send Patients to Religious Hospitals the Restrict Reproductive CareFiveThirtyEight August 1, 2018.
  10. Barry-Jester AM, Thomson-DeVeaux A. How Catholic Bishops are Shaping Health Care in Rural AmericaFiveThirtyEight. July 25, 2018.
  11. Littlefield, A. New York Times Omitted Key Fact About Rural Hospital: Its Catholic Rules Could Endanger WomenRewire News, July 20, 2018.
  12. Steinauer J, Freedman L. Opinion: How Trump’s Decision Puts Women’s Health at RiskThe Mercury News, February 10, 2018.
  13. Khazan O. When the Religious Doctor Refuses to Treat YouThe Atlantic. January 23, 2018.
  14. Russell-Kraft S. How Religious Health Care Hurts Women of ColorThe New Republic. January 19, 2018.
  15. Marcotte A. GOP Snowflakes: Trump administration wants to let doctors, nurses discriminateSalon. January 18, 2018.
  16. Buck, C, Caiola, S. Transgender Patient Sues Dignity Health for Discrimination Over Hysterectomy DenialThe Sacramento Bee. April 20, 2017.
  17. Stone J. Healthcare Denied At 550 Hospitals Because Of Catholic DoctrineForbes. May 7, 2016.
  18. Redden M. Abortion ban linked to dangerous miscarriages at Catholic hospital, report claimsThe Guardian. February 18, 2016.
  19. Judge Rules Catholic Hospital Can Deny Tubal Ligation to Redding WomanState of Health, KQED. January 14, 2016.
  20. Freedman L. Washington State Case Study: A Difficult Miscarriage Made Worse by Hospital’s Religious Restrictions on CareHuffPost. March 28, 2014.
  21. Waterfield B. Irish abortion law key factor in death of Savita Halappanavar, official report findsThe Telegraph. June 13, 2013.
  22. Harris D. Bishop strips hospital of catholic status after abortionABC News. December 22, 2010.

Publications:

  1. Takahashi J, Cher A, Sheeder J, Teal S, Guiahi M. Disclosure of Religious Identity and Health Care Practices on Catholic Hospital Websites. March 2019. JAMA 321(11):1103-1104.
  2. Thorne NB, Soderborg TK, Glover JJ, Hoffecker L, Guiahi M. Reproductive Health Care in Catholic Facilities: a Scoping Review. December 2018. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 133(1):105-115.
  3. Schwandt HM, Sparkle B, Post-Kinney M. Ambiguities in Washington State hospital policies, irrespective of Catholic affiliation, regarding abortion and contraception service provision. October 2018. Reproductive Health, 15(1):178.
  4. Wascher, JM., Hebert LE, Freedman LR, Stulberg DB. Do women know whether their hospital is Catholic? Results from a National Survey. May 2018. Contraception, 98(6):498-503.
  5. Freedman L, Charo RA. When Conscience Calls for Treatment: The Challenge of Reproductive Care in Religious Hospitals. April 30, 2018. NAM Perspectives. Commentary, National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC.
  6. Freedman LR, Hebert LE, Battistelli M, Stulberg DB. Religious hospital policies on reproductive care: What do patients want to know? February 2018. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 218:251.e1-251.e9
  7. Chervenak FA, McCullough LB. Professional responsibility of transparency of obstetricians practicing in religious hospitals. February 2018. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 218(2):159-160.
  8. Bearing Faith: The Limits of Catholic Health Care for Women of Color. January 2018. New York, NY: Public Rights/Private Conscience Project and Public Health Solutions, Columbia Law School. (Data showing that women of color more exposed to Catholic OB/GYN family planning restrictions because they deliver in Catholic hospitals more.)
  9. Sepper, E. Zombie Religious InstitutionsNorthwestern University Law Review. 2018. Vol. 112. Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-03-06.
  10. Guiahi M, Teal S, Swartz M, Huynh S, Schiller G, Sheeder J. What Are Women Told When Requesting Family Planning Services at Clinics Associated with Catholic Hospitals? A Mystery Caller Study. October 2017. Perspect Sex Repro H, 49:207-212.
  11. Hill EL, Slusky D, Ginther D. Medically Necessary but Forbidden: Reproductive Health Care in Catholic-owned Hospitals. September 2017. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 23768. (Data shows that services decline with expansion of Catholic health care.)
  12. Eisenberg DL, Leslie VC. Threats to reproductive health care: time for obstetrician-gynecologists to get involved. March 2017. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 216(3):256.e1-256.e4.
  13. Lynch HF, Cohen IG, Sepper E. Law, religion, and health in the United States. New York (NY): Cambridge University Press; 2017.
  14. Guiahi M, Hoover J, Swartz M, Teal S. Impact of Catholic Hospital Affiliation During Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency on the Provision of Family Planning. August 2017. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 9:4, 440-446.
  15. Stulberg DB, Jackson RA, Freedman LR. Referrals for Services Prohibited In Catholic Health Care Facilities. July 2016. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, DOI: 10.1363/48e10216.
  16. Somashekhar S, Zauzmer J. Report: 1 in 6 hospital beds in U.S. is in a Catholic institution, restricting reproductive careThe Washington Post, May 5, 2016.
  17. Uttley L, Khaikin C, Hasbrouck P. Growth of Catholic hospitals and health systems: 2016 update of the Miscarriage of Medicine Report. New York, NY: MergerWatch, 2016.
  18. Stulberg DB, Hoffman Y, Dahlquist IH, Freedman LR. Tubal ligation in Catholic hospitals: a qualitative study of ob-gyns’ experiences. October 2014. Contraception, 90(4):422-8.
  19. Guiahi M, Sheeder J, Teal S. Are women aware of religious restrictions on reproductive health at Catholic hospitals? A survey of women’s expectations and preferences for family planning care. October 2014. Contraception, 90(4):429-434.
  20. Kutney-Lee A, Melendez-Torres GJ, McHugh MD, Wall BM. Distinct enough? A national examination of Catholic hospital affiliation and patient perceptions of care. April – June 2014. Health Care Management Review, 39(2):134-44
  21. Freedman LR, Stulberg DB. Conflicts in Care for Obstetric Complications in Catholic Hospitals. August 2013. American Journal of Bioethics Primary Research, 4:4,1-10.
  22. Guiahi M, Westhoff CL, Summers S, Kenton J. Training at a Faith-Based Institution Matters for Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents: Results From a Regional Survey. June 2013. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 5(2):244-251.
  23. Stulberg DB, Dude AM, Dahlquist I, Curlin FA. Obstetrician-gynecologists, Religious Institutions, and Conflicts Regarding Patient-Care Policies. July 2012. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 207(1):73.e1-73.e5.
  24. Foster AM, Dennis A. Smith, F. Do religious restrictions influence ectopic pregnancy management? A national qualitative study. March – April 2011. Women's Health Issues, 21(2):104-9.
  25. Freedman LR, Landy U, Steinauer JE. When There's a Heartbeat: Miscarriage Management in Catholic-Owned Hospitals. October 2008. American Journal of Public Health, 98(10):1774–1778.

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