Deborah Karasek, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address490 Illinois Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone650-387-2562
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    University of California, BerkeleyPhD08/2017Epidemiology
    University of California, BerkeleyMPH05/2008Epidemiology/Biostatistics
    Stanford University, Stanford, CABA06/2003Human Biology

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    1. Hyperlocalized Measures of Air Pollution and Preeclampsia in Oakland, California. Environ Sci Technol. 2021 Oct 14. Goin DE, Sudat S, Riddell C, Morello-Frosch R, Apte JS, Glymour MM, Karasek D, Casey JA. PMID: 34648281.
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    2. Racial Differences in the Association between the U.S. Earned Income Tax Credit and Birthweight. Womens Health Issues. 2021 Oct 12. Batra A, Karasek D, Hamad R. PMID: 34654624.
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    3. Changes in preterm birth and caesarean deliveries in the United States during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2021 Sep 13. Gemmill A, Casey JA, Catalano R, Karasek D, Margerison CE, Bruckner T. PMID: 34515360.
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    4. The association of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy with preterm birth: A retrospective cohort study in California. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2021 Oct; 2:100027. Karasek D, Baer RJ, McLemore MR, Bell AJ, Blebu BE, Casey JA, Coleman-Phox K, Costello JM, Felder JN, Flowers E, Fuchs JD, Gomez AM, Karvonen K, Kuppermann M, Liang L, McKenzie-Sampson S, McCulloch CE, Oltman SP, Pantell MS, Piao X, Prather AA, Schmidt RJ, Scott KA, Spellen S, Stookey JD, Tesfalul M, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. PMID: 34642685; PMCID: PMC8497178.
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    5. Maternal nativity and risk of adverse perinatal outcomes among Black women residing in California, 2011-2017. J Perinatol. 2021 Jul 19. McKenzie-Sampson S, Baer RJ, Blebu BE, Karasek D, Oltman SP, Pantell MS, Rand L, Rogers EE, Torres JM, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Scott KA, Chambers BD. PMID: 34282261.
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    6. The risk of preterm birth among women with a history of leukemia or lymphoma. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2021 Apr 08; 1-9. Anand ST, Chrischilles EA, Baer RJ, Charlton ME, Breheny PJ, Terry WW, McLemore MR, Karasek DA, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Ryckman KK. PMID: 33832388.
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    7. African American Unemployment and the Disparity in Periviable Births. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2021 Mar 30. Catalano R, Karasek D, Bruckner T, Casey JA, Saxton K, Ncube CN, Shaw GM, Elser H, Gemmill A. PMID: 33783756.
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    8. Occurrence of fatal police violence during pregnancy and hazard of preterm birth in California. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2021 07; 35(4):469-478. Goin DE, Gomez AM, Farkas K, Duarte C, Karasek D, Chambers BD, Jackson AV, Ahern J. PMID: 33689194.
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    9. 653 Perceived stress among low income pregnant women in during the COVID-19 pandemic. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2021 Feb 1; 224(2):s410-s411. Kuppermann KM, Blebu BB, Fontenot FJ, McCulloch MC, Coleman-Phox CK, Karasek KD, Wiemann WA, Lessard LL. .
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    10. 1061 Experiences of discrimination in low-income pregnant women. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2021 Feb 1; 224(2):s656. Jones JM, Fontenot FJ, Coleman-Phox CK, Karasek KD, Blebu BB, Lessard LL, Curry CV, Wienmann WA, Kuppermann KM, Chambers CB. .
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    11. Risk of Early Birth among Women with a Urinary Tract Infection: A Retrospective Cohort Study. AJP Rep. 2021 Jan; 11(1):e5-e14. Baer RJ, Nidey N, Bandoli G, Chambers BD, Chambers CD, Feuer S, Karasek D, Oltman SP, Rand L, Ryckman KK, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. PMID: 33489437.
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    12. Risk and Protective Factors for Preterm Birth Among Black Women in Oakland, California. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2021 Oct; 8(5):1273-1280. McLemore MR, Berkowitz RL, Oltman SP, Baer RJ, Franck L, Fuchs J, Karasek DA, Kuppermann M, McKenzie-Sampson S, Melbourne D, Taylor B, Williams S, Rand L, Chambers BD, Scott K, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. PMID: 33034878.
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    13. The 2016 presidential election and periviable births among Latina women. Early Hum Dev. 2020 12; 151:105203. Gemmill A, Catalano R, Alcalá H, Karasek D, Casey JA, Bruckner TA. PMID: 33091853.
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    14. Newborn metabolic vulnerability profile identifies preterm infants at risk for mortality and morbidity. Pediatr Res. 2021 05; 89(6):1405-1413. Oltman SP, Rogers EE, Baer RJ, Jasper EA, Anderson JG, Steurer MA, Pantell MS, Petersen MA, Partridge JC, Karasek D, Ross KM, Feuer SK, Franck LS, Rand L, Dagle JM, Ryckman KK, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. PMID: 33003189.
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    15. Associations between historical redlining and birth outcomes from 2006 through 2015 in California. PLoS One. 2020; 15(8):e0237241. Nardone AL, Casey JA, Rudolph KE, Karasek D, Mujahid M, Morello-Frosch R. PMID: 32764800.
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    16. Examining the Impact of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Pandemic-Related Hardship on Adverse Pregnancy and Infant Outcomes: Design and Launch of the HOPE COVID-19 Study. The Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2020 Jul 22; 1(2):7. Jelliffe-Pawlowski JL, Oltman OS, Rand RL, Scott SK, Kuppermann KM, Baer BR, Bell BA, Bandoli BG, Costello CJ, Diamond-Smith DN, Epel EE, Jackson JR, Jiang JF, Karasek KD, Lindan LC, O’Leary OA, Olgin OJ, Pantell PM, Paquette PA, Parikh PN, Peyser PN, Piao PX, Prather PA, Rutherford RG, Ryckman RK, Steurer-Muller SM, Stookey SJ, Srinivasa SG, Wright WH, McCulloch MC, Piening PB, Rogers RE, Chambers CC. .
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    17. Stillbirths and live births in the periviable period. Ann Epidemiol. 2020 09; 49:8-12. Elser H, Gemmill A, Casey JA, Karasek D, Bruckner T, Mayo JA, Lee HC, Stevenson DK, Shaw GM, Catalano R. PMID: 32648545.
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    18. Predicting mortality from 57 economic, behavioral, social, and psychological factors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 07 14; 117(28):16273-16282. Puterman E, Weiss J, Hives BA, Gemmill A, Karasek D, Mendes WB, Rehkopf DH. PMID: 32571904.
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    19. Neighborhood Privilege, Preterm Delivery, and Related Racial/Ethnic Disparities: An Intergenerational Application of the Index of Concentration at the Extremes. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 05 05; 189(5):412-421. Shrimali BP, Pearl M, Karasek D, Reid C, Abrams B, Mujahid M. PMID: 31909419.
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    20. Collective Optimism and Selection Against Male Twins in Utero. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2020 02; 23(1):45-50. Catalano RA, Goldman-Mellor S, Karasek DA, Gemmill A, Casey JA, Elser H, Bruckner TA, Hartig T. PMID: 31983362.
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    21. 855: Risk of adverse birth outcome among Black women with post-traumatic stress disorder. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2020 Jan 1; 222(1):s535. Chambers CB, Baer BR, Bandoli BG, Felder FJ, Feuer FS, Flowers FE, Franck FL, Gomez GA, Karasek KD, Nidey NN, Oltman OS, Rogers RE, Scott SK, Rand RL, Ryckman RK, Jelliffe-Pawlowski JL. .
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    22. Reproductive suppression and longevity in human birth cohorts. Am J Hum Biol. 2020 05; 32(3):e23353. Saxton KB, Gemmill A, Casey JA, Elser H, Karasek D, Catalano R. PMID: 31808608.
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    23. The Impact of the Revised WIC Food Package on Maternal Nutrition During Pregnancy and Postpartum. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 08 01; 188(8):1493-1502. Hamad R, Batra A, Karasek D, LeWinn KZ, Bush NR, Davis RL, Tylavsky FA. PMID: 31094428.
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    24. Socioeconomic Status, Preeclampsia Risk and Gestational Length in Black and White Women. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2019 12; 6(6):1182-1191. Ross KM, Dunkel Schetter C, McLemore MR, Chambers BD, Paynter RA, Baer R, Feuer SK, Flowers E, Karasek D, Pantell M, Prather AA, Ryckman K, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L. PMID: 31368002.
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    25. Association of Preterm Births Among US Latina Women With the 2016 Presidential Election. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 07 03; 2(7):e197084. Gemmill A, Catalano R, Casey JA, Karasek D, Alcalá HE, Elser H, Torres JM. PMID: 31322687.
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    26. Sun Smoke in Sweden: Perinatal Implications of the Laki Volcanic Eruptions, 1783-1784. Epidemiology. 2019 05; 30(3):330-333. Casey JA, Gemmill A, Elser H, Karasek D, Catalano R. PMID: 30789427.
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    27. 695: Recurrence of early preterm, late preterm, and early term birth by race/ethnicity and insurance status. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2019 Jan 1; 220(1):s459. Karasek KD, Baer BR, Anderson AJ, Arcara AJ, Berkowitz BR, Chambers CB, Feuer FS, Flowers FE, Fuchs FJ, Gomez GA, Hamad HR, Kuppermann KM, Pacheco-Werner PT, Pantell PM, Oltman OS, Rand RL, Ryckman RK, Jelliffe-Pawlwski JL. .
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    28. 479: One-year mortality risk by complication for Black compared to White preterm infants. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2019 Jan 1; 220(1):s320. Oltman OS, Chambers CB, Baer BR, McLemore MM, Scott SK, Karasek KD, Kuppermann KM, Steurer SM, Anderson AJ, Pantell PM, Rogers RE, Ryckman RK, Rand RL, Jelliffe-Pawlowski JL. .
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    29. 690: Racial disparities in preterm birth risk by risk factor grouping. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2019 Jan 1; 220(1):s455-s456. Chambers CB, Baer BR, Oltman OS, McLemore MM, Scott SK, Karasek KD, Kuppermann KM. .
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    30. Retirements of Coal and Oil Power Plants in California: Association With Reduced Preterm Birth Among Populations Nearby. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 08 01; 187(8):1586-1594. Casey JA, Karasek D, Ogburn EL, Goin DE, Dang K, Braveman PA, Morello-Frosch R. PMID: 29796613.
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    31. Increase in fertility following coal and oil power plant retirements in California. Environ Health. 2018 05 02; 17(1):44. Casey JA, Gemmill A, Karasek D, Ogburn EL, Goin DE, Morello-Frosch R. PMID: 29720194.
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    32. Reproductive suppression, birth defects, and periviable birth. Evol Appl. 2018 Jun; 11(5):762-767. Catalano R, Bruckner TA, Karasek D, Yang W, Shaw GM. PMID: 29875817.
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    33. Understanding periviable birth: A microeconomic alternative to the dysregulation narrative. Soc Sci Med. 2019 07; 233:281-284. Catalano R, Bruckner T, Avalos LA, Stewart H, Karasek D, Kariv S, Gemmill A, Saxton K, Casey J. PMID: 29274689.
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    34. Separating the Bruce and Trivers-Willard effects in theory and in human data. Am J Hum Biol. 2018 03; 30(2). Catalano R, Gemmill A, Casey J, Karasek D, Stewart H, Saxton K. PMID: 29083077.
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    35. Cohort Variation in Selection During Pregnancy and Risk of Selected Birth Defects Among Males. Epidemiology. 2017 07; 28(4):580-586. Bruckner TA, Karasek D, Yang W, Shaw GM, Catalano RA. PMID: 28346269.
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    36. Lifespan adversity and later adulthood telomere length in the nationally representative US Health and Retirement Study. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 10 18; 113(42):E6335-E6342. Puterman E, Gemmill A, Karasek D, Weir D, Adler NE, Prather AA, Epel ES. PMID: 27698131.
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    37. Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Role of Childhood Adversities for Mental Disorders Among a Nationally Representative Sample of Adolescents. Epidemiology. 2016 09; 27(5):697-704. Ahern J, Karasek D, Luedtke AR, Bruckner TA, van der Laan MJ. PMID: 27196805.
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    38. Shared risk aversion in spontaneous and induced abortion. Hum Reprod. 2016 May; 31(5):1113-9. Catalano R, Bruckner TA, Karasek D, Adler NE, Mortensen LH. PMID: 26965433.
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    39. Racial and ethnic differences in women's preferences for features of contraceptive methods. Contraception. 2016 05; 93(5):406-11. Jackson AV, Karasek D, Dehlendorf C, Foster DG. PMID: 26738619.
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    40. Stroke-attributable death among older persons during the great recession. Econ Hum Biol. 2016 05; 21:56-63. Falconi A, Gemmill A, Karasek D, Goodman J, Anderson B, Lee M, Bellows B, Catalano R. PMID: 26744999.
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    41. Abortion Patients' Experience and Perceptions of Waiting Periods: Survey Evidence before Arizona's Two-visit 24-hour Mandatory Waiting Period Law. Womens Health Issues. 2016 Jan-Feb; 26(1):60-6. Karasek D, Roberts SC, Weitz TA. PMID: 26626710.
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    42. Do macroeconomic contractions induce or 'harvest' suicides? A test of competing hypotheses. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2015 Nov; 69(11):1071-6. Gemmill A, Falconi A, Karasek D, Hartig T, Anderson E, Catalano R. PMID: 26188057.
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    43. Timing of birth: Parsimony favors strategic over dysregulated parturition. Am J Hum Biol. 2016 Jan-Feb; 28(1):31-5. Catalano R, Goodman J, Margerison-Zilko C, Falconi A, Gemmill A, Karasek D, Anderson E. PMID: 25998321.
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    44. Twins less frequent than expected among male births in risk averse populations. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2015 Jun; 18(3):314-20. Karasek D, Goodman J, Gemmill A, Falconi A, Hartig T, Magganas A, Catalano R. PMID: 25917386.
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    45. 16. A Home of One's Own: Formerly Homeless Youth's Experiences of Transition into Permanent Supportive Housing. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2015 Feb 1; 56(2):s9. Brothers BS, Schonberg SJ, Lin LJ, Karasek KD, Auerswald AC. .
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    46. Cervical cancer precursors and hormonal contraceptive use in HIV-positive women: application of a causal model and semi-parametric estimation methods. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e101090. Leslie HH, Karasek DA, Harris LF, Chang E, Abdulrahim N, Maloba M, Huchko MJ. PMID: 24979709.
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    47. Very low birthweight: dysregulated gestation versus evolutionary adaptation. Soc Sci Med. 2014 May; 108:237-42. Catalano R, Karasek D, Gemmill A, Falconi A, Goodman J, Magganas A, Hartig T. PMID: 24593927.
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    48. Delayed pregnancy testing and second-trimester abortion: can public health interventions assist with earlier detection of unintended pregnancy? Contraception. 2014 May; 89(5):400-6. Swanson M, Karasek D, Drey E, Foster DG. PMID: 24636226.
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    49. Patient contraceptive preferences and disparities in the use of effective contraceptive methods in the United States. Contraception. 2013 Sep 1; 88(3):466. Jackson JA, Karasek KD, Dehlendorf DC, Foster FD. .
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    50. Contraceptive features preferred by black and Latina women. Contraception. 2013 Aug 1; 88(2):311. Jackson JA, Karasek KD, Dehlendorf DC, Greene-Foster GD. .
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    51. The contribution of attenuated selection in utero to small-for-gestational-age (SGA) among term African American male infants. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Jul; 88:83-9. Goodman JM, Karasek D, Anderson E, Catalano RA. PMID: 23702213.
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    52. Contraceptive features preferred by women at high risk of unintended pregnancy. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2012 Sep; 44(3):194-200. Lessard LN, Karasek D, Ma S, Darney P, Deardorff J, Lahiff M, Grossman D, Foster DG. PMID: 22958664.
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    53. Women's empowerment and ideal family size: an examination of DHS empowerment measures in Sub-Saharan Africa. Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2012 Jun; 38(2):78-89. Upadhyay UD, Karasek D. PMID: 22832148.
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    54. Unprotected intercourse among women wanting to avoid pregnancy: attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs. Womens Health Issues. 2012 May-Jun; 22(3):e311-8. Biggs MA, Karasek D, Foster DG. PMID: 22555219.
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    55. Evaluating the clinical competency of nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physician assistants learning to provide aspiration abortions. Contraception. 2012 Mar 1; 85(3):324. Levi LA, Karasek KD, Taylor TD, Nyborg NS, Battistelli BM. .
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    56. Social norms, collective efficacy, and smoking cessation in urban neighborhoods. Am J Public Health. 2012 Feb; 102(2):343-51. Karasek D, Ahern J, Galea S. PMID: 22390449.
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    57. Inability to predict postpartum hemorrhage: insights from Egyptian intervention data. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2011 Nov 28; 11:97. Prata N, Hamza S, Bell S, Karasek D, Vahidnia F, Holston M. PMID: 22123123.
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    58. Attitudes toward unprotected intercourse and risk of pregnancy among women seeking abortion. Womens Health Issues. 2012 Mar; 22(2):e149-55. Foster DG, Higgins JA, Karasek D, Ma S, Grossman D. PMID: 22000817.
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    59. Training to competence and beyond: evaluation of a standardized training program for establishing and maintaining competence in early aspiration abortion care. Contraception. 2011 Sep 1; 84(3):314. Taylor TD, Levi LA, Waldman WJ, Goodman GS, Battistelli BM, Karasek KD, Weitz WT. .
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    60. Interest in using intrauterine contraception when the option of self-removal is provided. Contraception. 2011 Sep 1; 84(3):318. Foster FD, Karasek KD, Grossman GD, Darney DP, Schwarz SE. .
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    61. Interest in using intrauterine contraception when the option of self-removal is provided. Contraception. 2012 Mar; 85(3):257-62. Foster DG, Karasek D, Grossman D, Darney P, Schwarz EB. PMID: 22067772.
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    62. Community-based provision of DMPA in Tigray, Ethiopia: Task shifting to reach women. Contraception. 2010 Aug 1; 82(2):198. Prata PN, Gessessew GA, Cartwright CA, Karasek KD, Potts PM. .
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