EXPLAINED: Faith-Based Hospitals Lecture

Dr. Lori Freedman, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research on abortion policy in faith-based hospitals.

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The following links provided the research used in this video:

Chan LM, Westhoff CL. “Tubal sterilization trends in the United States.Fertil Steril. 2010;94(1):1-6.
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.” United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; 2009.
Freedman LR, Landy U, Steinauer J. “When there’s a heartbeat: miscarriage management in Catholic-owned hospitals.Am J Public Health. 2008;98(10):1774-8.
Freedman LR, Stulberg DB. “Conflicts in Care for Obstetric Complications in Catholic Hospitals.AJOB Primary Research. 2013;4(4):1-10.
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.” 2014;90(4):429-34.
Guiahi M, Westhoff CL, Summers S, Kenton K. “Training at a faith-based institution matters for obstetrics and gynecology residents: results from a regional survey.J Grad Med Educ. 2013;5(2):244-51.
Stulberg DB, Dude AM, Dahlquist I, Curlin FA. “Obstetrician-gynecologists, religious institutions, and conflicts regarding patient-care policies.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012;207(1):73.e1-5.
Stulberg DB, Hoffman Y, Dahlquist IH, Freedman LR. “Tubal ligation in Catholic hospitals: a qualitative study of ob-gyns’ experiences.Contraception. 2014;90(4):422-8.
Stulberg DB, Jackson RA, Freedman LR. “Referrals for Services Prohibited In Catholic Health Care Facilities.Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2016;48(3):111-7.
Uttley L, Reynertson S, Kenny L, Melling L. “Miscarriage of medicine: the growth of Catholic hospitals and the threat of reproductive health care.” The MergerWatch Project; the American Civil Liberties Union; 2013.
Wall BM. “American Catholic hospitals: A century of changing markets and missions.” New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press; 2011.