Cynthia Harper

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Counseling and provision of long-acting reversible contraception in the US: national survey of nurse practitioners
    Cynthia C Harper
    Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF Box 0744, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:883-8. 2013
  2. pmc "Sometimes they used to whisper in our ears": health care workers' perceptions of the effects of abortion legalization in Nepal
    Mahesh Puri
    Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities, Kusunti, Kathmandu, Nepal
    BMC Public Health 12:297. 2012
  3. pmc Evidence-based IUD practice: family physicians and obstetrician-gynecologists
    Cynthia C Harper
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco 94118, USA
    Fam Med 44:637-45. 2012
  4. pmc Willingness of clinicians to integrate microbicides into HIV prevention practices in southern Africa
    Cynthia C Harper
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:1821-9. 2012
  5. pmc Copper intrauterine device for emergency contraception: clinical practice among contraceptive providers
    Cynthia C Harper
    Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 119:220-6. 2012
  6. pmc Predictors of incident herpes simplex virus type 2 infections in young women at risk for unintended pregnancy in San Francisco
    Nicholas J Moss
    STD Prevention and Control Services Dept, Public Health, San Francisco, California, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 7:113. 2007
  7. pmc Abstinence and teenagers: prevention counseling practices of health care providers serving high-risk patients in the United States
    Cynthia C Harper
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 42:125-32. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Challenges in translating evidence to practice: the provision of intrauterine contraception
    Cynthia C Harper
    Bixby Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:1359-69. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Over-the-counter access to emergency contraception for teens
    Cynthia C Harper
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, Bixby Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Contraception 77:230-3. 2008
  10. pmc Hormonal contraceptive method choice among young, low-income women: how important is the provider?
    Cynthia C Harper
    Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, The University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0744, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 81:349-54. 2010

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc Counseling and provision of long-acting reversible contraception in the US: national survey of nurse practitioners
    Cynthia C Harper
    Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF Box 0744, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:883-8. 2013
    ..This study assessed practice and training needs to prepare NPs to offer high-efficacy contraceptives - intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants...
  2. pmc "Sometimes they used to whisper in our ears": health care workers' perceptions of the effects of abortion legalization in Nepal
    Mahesh Puri
    Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities, Kusunti, Kathmandu, Nepal
    BMC Public Health 12:297. 2012
    ..Little is known about health care workers' views on abortion legalization, such as their perceptions of women seeking abortion and the implications of legalization for abortion-related health care...
  3. pmc Evidence-based IUD practice: family physicians and obstetrician-gynecologists
    Cynthia C Harper
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco 94118, USA
    Fam Med 44:637-45. 2012
    ..We assessed their competency to offer women contraceptives of the highest efficacy levels...
  4. pmc Willingness of clinicians to integrate microbicides into HIV prevention practices in southern Africa
    Cynthia C Harper
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:1821-9. 2012
    ..Training for both nurses and physicians prior to introduction is critical, so they have sufficient knowledge and skills to offer a microbicide upon availability...
  5. pmc Copper intrauterine device for emergency contraception: clinical practice among contraceptive providers
    Cynthia C Harper
    Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 119:220-6. 2012
    ..We examined clinicians' recommendations of the copper IUD for emergency contraception in a setting with few cost obstacles...
  6. pmc Predictors of incident herpes simplex virus type 2 infections in young women at risk for unintended pregnancy in San Francisco
    Nicholas J Moss
    STD Prevention and Control Services Dept, Public Health, San Francisco, California, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 7:113. 2007
    ..Young women receiving family planning services are at risk for both unintended pregnancy and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection...
  7. pmc Abstinence and teenagers: prevention counseling practices of health care providers serving high-risk patients in the United States
    Cynthia C Harper
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 42:125-32. 2010
    ..Given the struggle over resources to improve teenagers' reproductive health outcomes, the views of clinicians serving teenagers at high risk for unintended pregnancy and STDs merit particular attention...
  8. doi request reprint Challenges in translating evidence to practice: the provision of intrauterine contraception
    Cynthia C Harper
    Bixby Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:1359-69. 2008
    ..3% of female patients obtain intrauterine contraceptives annually. This study assessed knowledge and practice patterns of practitioners regarding intrauterine contraception...
  9. doi request reprint Over-the-counter access to emergency contraception for teens
    Cynthia C Harper
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, Bixby Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Contraception 77:230-3. 2008
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  10. pmc Hormonal contraceptive method choice among young, low-income women: how important is the provider?
    Cynthia C Harper
    Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, The University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0744, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 81:349-54. 2010
    ..We investigated provider factors associated with the initiation of new hormonal methods among women at high risk of unintended pregnancy...
  11. ncbi request reprint The effect of increased access to emergency contraception among young adolescents
    Cynthia C Harper
    Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:483-91. 2005
    ..This study analyzed data on young adolescents with increased access to emergency contraception...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sexual partners and use of emergency contraception
    Cynthia C Harper
    Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco 94118, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:1093-9. 2003
    ..This study investigates the role of male sexual partners and relationships in determining whether women seek emergency contraception (EC) when needed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Abortion in the United States
    Cynthia C Harper
    Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, 94143, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 26:501-12. 2005
    ..These clinics are subject to harassment. The expansion of abortion services to more types of providers could increase access, as well as integrate abortion into women's health care...
  14. ncbi request reprint Tolerability of levonorgestrel emergency contraception in adolescents
    Cynthia C Harper
    Center for Reproductive Health Research, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 3333 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94143 0744, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1158-63. 2004
    ..Participants kept diaries of side effects and menstrual patterns. We assessed correct use, side effects caused by treatment, and impact on menstrual cycle...
  15. ncbi request reprint Adolescent clinic visits for contraception: support from mothers, male partners and friends
    Cynthia Harper
    Center for Reproductive Health Policy and Research, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 36:20-6. 2004
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Race, adolescent contraceptive choice, and pregnancy at presentation to a family planning clinic
    Tina Raine
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 99:241-7. 2002
    ..To assess racial/ethnic differences in pregnancy and contraceptive choice among adolescent family planning patients...
  17. pmc Contraceptive decision-making in sexual relationships: young men's experiences, attitudes and values
    Tina R Raine
    Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
    Cult Health Sex 12:373-86. 2010
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  18. ncbi request reprint Knowledge of emergency contraception among women aged 18 to 44 in California
    Diana G Foster
    Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, University of California, San Francisco 94143 1744, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:150-6. 2004
    ..By using data from the 1999-2001 California Women's Health Survey, we estimated the knowledge of emergency contraception among adult women of reproductive age at risk of pregnancy (n=6209)...
  19. pmc Pelvic examinations and access to oral hormonal contraception
    Jillian T Henderson
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 116:1257-64. 2010
    ..Our purpose was to investigate clinicians' requirements for pelvic examination and what may account for practice differences...
  20. ncbi request reprint The other half of the equation: Serving young men in a young women's reproductive health clinic
    Tina Raine
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 35:208-14. 2003
    ..Efforts to improve reproductive health typically target women. Family planning agencies serving high-risk young women may be particularly suited to integrating young men in their health promotion efforts...
  21. pmc Preventing excessive weight gain in pregnancy: how do prenatal care providers approach counseling?
    Naomi E Stotland
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:807-14. 2010
    ....
  22. pmc Attitudes toward the vaginal ring and transdermal patch among adolescents and young women
    Tina R Raine
    Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 45:262-7. 2009
    ..We sought to examine young women's attitudes and perceptions about the ring and the patch to better understand the relationship between perceptions of these methods and decisions to use them...
  23. ncbi request reprint Pharmacokinetics of single-dose levonorgestrel in adolescents
    Nancy C Sambol
    Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, Box 0446, San Francisco, CA 94143 0446, USA
    Contraception 74:104-9. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to compare the pharmacokinetics of levonorgestrel, a drug used for emergency contraception between female adolescents and adults...
  24. ncbi request reprint Direct access to emergency contraception through pharmacies and effect on unintended pregnancy and STIs: a randomized controlled trial
    Tina R Raine
    Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    JAMA 293:54-62. 2005
    ..It is estimated that half of unintended pregnancies could be averted if emergency contraception (EC) were easily accessible and used...
  25. ncbi request reprint Beyond access: acceptability, use and nonuse of emergency contraception among young women
    Corinne H Rocca
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Bixby Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:29.e1-6; discussion 90.e1-5. 2007
    ..This study was undertaken to assess the acceptability of levonorgestrel emergency contraception (EC)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Trends in knowledge of emergency contraception among women in California, 1999-2004
    Diana G Foster
    Bixby Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Womens Health Issues 17:22-8. 2007
    ..To examine trends in knowledge of emergency contraception (EC) and determine whether disparities in knowledge have persisted over time...
  27. ncbi request reprint Safety of mifepristone abortions in clinical use
    Jillian T Henderson
    Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Contraception 72:175-8. 2005
    ..Extensive data from clinical trials document mifepristone's safety and efficacy for induced abortion, but less information is available about its safety in routine clinical use...
  28. ncbi request reprint Pharmacy access to emergency contraception: Perspectives of pharmacists at a chain pharmacy in San Francisco
    Shareen Y El-Ibiary
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 47:702-10. 2007
    ..To assess pharmacists' perception of their role in dispensing emergency contraception (EC) in San Francisco...
  29. pmc One-year contraceptive continuation and pregnancy in adolescent girls and women initiating hormonal contraceptives
    Tina R Raine
    Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 117:363-71. 2011
    ..To assess contraceptive discontinuation, switching, factors associated with method discontinuation, and pregnancy among women initiating hormonal contraceptives...
  30. doi request reprint Contraceptive policies affect post-abortion provision of long-acting reversible contraception
    Kirsten M J Thompson
    Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, UCSF Box 0744, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Contraception 83:41-7. 2011
    ..Placement of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) - intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the implant - directly after an abortion provides immediate contraceptive protection and has been proven safe...
  31. pmc "I wouldn't be this firm if I didn't care": preventive clinical counseling for reproductive health
    Jillian T Henderson
    Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 82:254-9. 2011
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Sociodemographic factors associated with obstacles to abortion care: findings from a survey of abortion patients in Mexico City
    Davida Becker
    Center for the Study of Women, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90036, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S16-20. 2011
    ..First-trimester abortion was legalized in Mexico City in 2007, and services are now provided at public and private sites throughout the city. However, little is known about the obstacles women face when seeking abortion care...
  33. pmc Adolescent and young women's experience with the vaginal ring and oral contraceptive pills
    Felicia H Stewart
    The Bixby Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, The University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 20:345-51. 2007
    ..To compare acceptability of the vaginal contraceptive ring to that of oral contraceptive pills...
  34. ncbi request reprint Consistent condom use in married Zimbabwean women after a condom intervention
    Lisa Callegari
    Department of Obstretrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of San Francisco, California, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:624-30. 2008
    ..Condom use to prevent HIV in Africa has increased in nonmarital sexual encounters but remains low within marriage. Married women of reproductive age, however, are at high risk of HIV...
  35. ncbi request reprint Could American women use mifepristone-misoprostol pills safely with less medical supervision?
    Cynthia Harper
    Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Contraception 65:133-42. 2002
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Advance provision of emergency contraception for pregnancy prevention: a meta-analysis
    Chelsea B Polis
    Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:1379-88. 2007
    ....

Research Grants3

  1. Providers' perceptions of the diaphragm in Southern Afr*
    Cynthia Harper; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..As the diaphragm effectiveness results become available, data from this proposed study will position us to design counseling interventions and to address provider education and training needs. ..
  2. Providers' perceptions of the diaphragm in Southern Afr*
    Cynthia Harper; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..As the diaphragm effectiveness results become available, data from this proposed study will position us to design counseling interventions and to address provider education and training needs. ..
  3. Providers' perceptions of the diaphragm in Southern Afr*
    Cynthia Harper; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..As the diaphragm effectiveness results become available, data from this proposed study will position us to design counseling interventions and to address provider education and training needs. ..