Sonya Borrero

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc "Everything I know I learned from my mother...Or not": perspectives of African-American and white women on decisions about tubal sterilization
    Sonya Borrero
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:312-9. 2009
  2. pmc "It just happens": a qualitative study exploring low-income women's perspectives on pregnancy intention and planning
    Sonya Borrero
    Center for Research on Health Care, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA VA Center for Health Equity, Research, and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA Electronic address
    Contraception 91:150-6. 2015
  3. pmc Potential unintended pregnancies averted and cost savings associated with a revised Medicaid sterilization policy
    Sonya Borrero
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Center for Health Equity, Research, and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Electronic address
    Contraception 88:691-6. 2013
  4. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in men's knowledge and attitudes about contraception
    Sonya Borrero
    Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Center for Health Equity, Research, and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Electronic address
    Contraception 88:532-8. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Adherence to hormonal contraception among women veterans: differences by race/ethnicity and contraceptive supply
    Sonya Borrero
    Center for Health Equity, Research, and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 209:103.e1-11. 2013
  6. pmc Federally funded sterilization: time to rethink policy?
    Sonya Borrero
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:1822-5. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Contraceptive care in the VA health care system
    Sonya Borrero
    Center for Health Equity, Research, and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, PA 15206, USA
    Contraception 85:580-8. 2012
  8. pmc Low rates of vasectomy among minorities: a result of differential receipt of counseling?
    Sonya Borrero
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Mens Health 4:243-9. 2010
  9. pmc Racial variation in tubal sterilization rates: role of patient-level factors
    Sonya Borrero
    Divison of General Internal Medicine, Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Fertil Steril 95:17-22. 2011
  10. pmc Unintended pregnancy influences racial disparity in tubal sterilization rates
    Sonya Borrero
    Divison of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:122-8. 2010

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Publications45

  1. pmc "Everything I know I learned from my mother...Or not": perspectives of African-American and white women on decisions about tubal sterilization
    Sonya Borrero
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:312-9. 2009
    ..African-American women have had higher rates of female sterilization compared to white women since its emergence as a contraceptive method. The reasons underlying this observed racial difference are unknown...
  2. pmc "It just happens": a qualitative study exploring low-income women's perspectives on pregnancy intention and planning
    Sonya Borrero
    Center for Research on Health Care, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA VA Center for Health Equity, Research, and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA Electronic address
    Contraception 91:150-6. 2015
    ....
  3. pmc Potential unintended pregnancies averted and cost savings associated with a revised Medicaid sterilization policy
    Sonya Borrero
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Center for Health Equity, Research, and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Electronic address
    Contraception 88:691-6. 2013
    ..Our goal was to estimate the number of unintended pregnancies and the associated costs resulting from unfulfilled sterilization requests due to Medicaid policy barriers...
  4. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in men's knowledge and attitudes about contraception
    Sonya Borrero
    Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Center for Health Equity, Research, and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Electronic address
    Contraception 88:532-8. 2013
    ..Little is known about racial/ethnic differences in men's contraceptive knowledge and attitudes...
  5. doi request reprint Adherence to hormonal contraception among women veterans: differences by race/ethnicity and contraceptive supply
    Sonya Borrero
    Center for Health Equity, Research, and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 209:103.e1-11. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Federally funded sterilization: time to rethink policy?
    Sonya Borrero
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:1822-5. 2012
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Contraceptive care in the VA health care system
    Sonya Borrero
    Center for Health Equity, Research, and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, PA 15206, USA
    Contraception 85:580-8. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Low rates of vasectomy among minorities: a result of differential receipt of counseling?
    Sonya Borrero
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Mens Health 4:243-9. 2010
    ..8-7.1 and OR = 1.9, 95% CI = 0.9-4.1, respectively). In this nationally representative sample of men aged 15 to 44 years, there were exceedingly low rates of sterilization counseling for all men regardless of race/ethnicity...
  9. pmc Racial variation in tubal sterilization rates: role of patient-level factors
    Sonya Borrero
    Divison of General Internal Medicine, Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Fertil Steril 95:17-22. 2011
    ..To assess racial differences in attitudes and knowledge about sterilization...
  10. pmc Unintended pregnancy influences racial disparity in tubal sterilization rates
    Sonya Borrero
    Divison of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:122-8. 2010
    ..Disparities in rates of unintended pregnancy may help explain observed racial/ethnic differences in sterilization, but this association has not been investigated...
  11. pmc The impact of race and ethnicity on receipt of family planning services in the United States
    Sonya Borrero
    Divison of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:91-6. 2009
    ..This study sought to examine the independent effect of patient race or ethnicity on the use of family planning services and on the likelihood of receiving counseling for sterilization and other birth control methods...
  12. pmc Does vasectomy explain the difference in tubal sterilization rates between black and white women?
    Sonya Borrero
    Divison of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Fertil Steril 91:1642-5. 2009
    ..To examine whether the observed difference in tubal sterilization rates between black and white women is dependent on racial/ethnic differences in vasectomy rates...
  13. doi request reprint Differences among primary care physicians' adherence to 2009 ACOG guidelines for cervical cancer screening
    Jennifer Corbelli
    1 Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 23:397-403. 2014
    ..The extent to which physicians in different specialties implemented these guidelines in the years following publication is unknown...
  14. pmc Providers' perspectives on challenges to contraceptive counseling in primary care settings
    Aletha Y Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3180, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1163-70. 2010
    ..We sought to explore providers' perspectives on the challenges to contraceptive counseling in primary care clinics to develop strategies to improve counseling services...
  15. pmc Perspectives of primary care clinicians on teratogenic risk counseling
    Eleanor Bimla Schwarz
    Center for Research on Health Care, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 85:858-63. 2009
    ..Women of childbearing age are commonly prescribed medications by primary care providers (PCPs) that may cause birth defects if used during pregnancy...
  16. doi request reprint Barriers to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Uptake Among Homeless Young Women
    Mohini Dasari
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Electronic address
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 29:104-10. 2016
    ..To identify barriers to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) uptake among homeless young women...
  17. pmc Racial disparities in human papillomavirus vaccination: does access matter?
    Amanda Gelman
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Adolesc Health 53:756-62. 2013
    ..To examine the association between race/ethnicity and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine initiation and to determine how access to health care influences this relationship...
  18. ncbi request reprint Race, insurance status, and tubal sterilization
    Sonya Borrero
    Divison of General Internal Medicine, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:94-100. 2007
    ..To examine the independent effects of race or ethnicity and insurance status on use of tubal sterilization rates...
  19. doi request reprint Use of the Gail model and breast cancer preventive therapy among three primary care specialties
    Jennifer Corbelli
    1 Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 23:746-52. 2014
    ..Breast cancer is an issue of serious concern among women of all ages. The extent to which providers across primary care specialties assess breast cancer risk and discuss chemoprevention is unknown...
  20. pmc The impact of contraceptive counseling in primary care on contraceptive use
    Jessica K Lee
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:731-6. 2011
    ..Whether contraceptive counseling improves contraceptive use is unknown...
  21. pmc Race and reproductive coercion: a qualitative assessment
    Cara Nikolajski
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Health Care, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Womens Health Issues 25:216-23. 2015
    ..We sought to describe women's experiences with pregnancy-promoting behaviors by male partners and explore differences in such experiences by race...
  22. pmc Family discussions about contraception and family planning: a qualitative exploration of black parent and adolescent perspectives
    Aletha Y Akers
    Magee Womens Hospital, Magee Womens Research Institute and Foundation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 42:160-7. 2010
    ..Examining communication in black families is particularly important, given the high pregnancy rate among black adolescents...
  23. pmc Women's perspectives on counseling about risks for medication-induced birth defects
    Aimee K Santucci
    Center for Research on Health Care, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 88:64-9. 2010
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Women's experiences with isotretinoin risk reduction counseling
    Carly A Werner
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsbugh, Pennsylvania
    JAMA Dermatol 150:366-71. 2014
    ..However, since this program has not significantly reduced rates of pregnancies exposed to isotretinoin, new strategies for reducing rates of isotretinoin-exposed pregnancies are needed...
  25. pmc Racial disparities in awareness of the human papillomavirus
    Amanda Gelman
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:1165-73. 2011
    ..HPV awareness may be relatively low among minority women. Because HPV awareness is associated with uptake of the HPV vaccine, it is critical to assess HPV awareness in the population and identify any racial/ethnic gaps...
  26. doi request reprint Trends in Disparities in Low-Income Children's Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care by Family Immigration Status
    Marian Jarlenski
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pa Center for Women s Health Research and Innovation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Electronic address
    Acad Pediatr 16:208-15. 2016
    ..To examine time trends in disparities in low-income children's health insurance coverage and access to care by family immigration status...
  27. pmc Sexual and Reproductive Health Indicators and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization Among Female Family Planning Clinic Patients Who Have Sex with Women and Men
    Heather L McCauley
    1 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 24:621-8. 2015
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Physician adherence to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force mammography guidelines
    Jennifer Corbelli
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Electronic address
    Womens Health Issues 24:e313-9. 2014
    ..The extent to which physicians in different primary care specialties adhere to current USPSTF guidelines is unknown...
  29. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in 30-day mortality for patients hospitalized with acute pulmonary embolism
    Sonya Borrero
    University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:1165-70. 2007
    ..We compared 30-day mortality for men and women hospitalized with PE using a large statewide database...
  30. pmc Counseling of female veterans about risks of medication-induced birth defects
    Eleanor Bimla Schwarz
    Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:S598-603. 2013
    ..Medications that may increase risk of birth defects if used during pregnancy or immediately preconception are dispensed to approximately half of female Veterans who fill prescriptions at a VA pharmacy...
  31. pmc Does a history of unintended pregnancy lessen the likelihood of desire for sterilization reversal?
    Cynthia D Grady
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 22:501-6. 2013
    ..Whether women who are sterilized after experiencing an unintended pregnancy are less likely to express desire for sterilization reversal is unknown...
  32. ncbi request reprint Attitudes and Decision Making Related to Pregnancy Among Young Women with Cystic Fibrosis
    Traci M Kazmerski
    Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Ave AOB 3rd Floor Suite 3300, Pittsburgh, PA, 15224, USA
    Matern Child Health J . 2016
    ..Improvements in female sexual and reproductive health care in CF are warranted...
  33. doi request reprint Establishing Consensus on Residency Education in Women's Health
    Amy H Farkas
    1 Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 26:13-17. 2017
    ..The objective of this study was to develop a consensus list of core topics and procedural skills in women's health to allow residency program directors to prioritize and standardize educational efforts in women's health...
  34. ncbi request reprint Eating Behaviors: Prevalence, Psychiatric Comorbidity, and Associations With Body Mass Index Among Male and Female Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
    Jennifer D Slane
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Research Office Building, University Drive C, Pittsburgh, PA 15240
    Mil Med 181:e1650-e1656. 2016
    ..The present study evaluated the prevalence of self-reported eating problems as well as associations with body mass index and psychiatric disorders among male and female Iraq and Afghanistan veterans...
  35. doi request reprint Use of reproductive and sexual health services among female family planning clinic clients exposed to partner violence and reproductive coercion
    Traci Kazmerski
    Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 4401 Penn Ave AOB 3rd Floor, Suite 3300, Pittsburgh, PA, 15224, USA
    Matern Child Health J 19:1490-6. 2015
    ..9, 95 % CI 1.02-8.5). Frequent requests for pregnancy and STI testing and emergency contraception among young females seeking care may be an indicator of greater risk for recent RC, alone and in combination with IPV...
  36. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in contraceptive use among women who desire no future children, 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth
    Cynthia D Grady
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 532 Scaife Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Contraception 92:62-70. 2015
    ..To evaluate racial/ethnic differences in contraceptive use among women who do not desire future pregnancy...
  37. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in young men's sex and contraceptive education
    Amy H Farkas
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Adolesc Health 56:464-7. 2015
    ..Racial/ethnic disparities exist in young men's contraceptive knowledge. This study examines whether the likelihood of receiving sexual health education varies by race/ethnicity...
  38. pmc Brief report: Gender and total knee/hip arthroplasty utilization rate in the VA system
    Sonya Borrero
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S54-7. 2006
    ..Total joint arthroplasty is an effective treatment option for end-stage OA. We examined gender differences in utilization rates of total knee/hip arthroplasty in the Veterans Administration (VA) system...
  39. doi request reprint Professionalism in residency training: is there a generation gap?
    Sonya Borrero
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Teach Learn Med 20:11-7. 2008
    ..Difficulty in teaching and evaluating professionalism may stem from generational differences between teachers and trainees in their definition of professional behavior...
  40. doi request reprint Episode-Based Payment for Perinatal Care in Medicaid: Implications for Practice and Policy
    Marian Jarlenski
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, the Center for Women s Health Research and Innovation, University of Pittsburgh, The Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tennessee, Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, Tennessee
    Obstet Gynecol 127:1080-4. 2016
    ..Rigorous evaluation of the new episode-based payment initiatives is critically needed to inform policymakers about the intended and unintended consequences of implementing episode-based payments for perinatal care. ..
  41. doi request reprint Intimate partner violence, partner notification, and expedited partner therapy: a qualitative study
    Elian A Rosenfeld
    VA Women s Health, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 27:656-61. 2016
    ..Provider education is necessary to increase knowledge and implement more effective inquiry and counselling about IPV to more safely recommend expedited partner therapy. ..
  42. doi request reprint Racial and Ethnic Health Care Disparities Among Women in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System: A Systematic Review
    Andrea Carter
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Womens Health Issues 26:401-9. 2016
    ..We sought to characterize the findings and gaps in the literature on racial and ethnic disparities among women using the VA...
  43. doi request reprint Alcohol and marijuana use in pathways of risk for sexually transmitted infection in white and black adolescent females
    Tammy Chung
    a Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Subst Abus . 2016
    ..The authors tested a model in which alcohol and marijuana use serve as mediating factors in the associations between depression and conduct problems with sexual risk behavior (SRB) and STI in adolescent females...
  44. doi request reprint Cystic fibrosis program directors' attitudes toward sexual and reproductive health in young women with CF
    Traci M Kazmerski
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Pediatr Pulmonol 51:22-7. 2016
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of CF providers toward female SRH and perceived barriers in the current CF care model...
  45. pmc Contraceptive counseling: best practices to ensure quality communication and enable effective contraceptive use
    Christine Dehlendorf
    Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Women s Hospital Center for Research on Health Care, VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 57:659-73. 2014
    ..Providing counseling about side effects and using strategies to promote contraceptive continuation and adherence can also help optimize women's use of contraception. ..