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Kirsten Thompson

Title(s)Project Director, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone628-206-5110
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-1552-7257 Additional info
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    My goal is to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights through creative solutions and new technologies. My tools include research, communications, advocacy, and design.

    Some recent projects:

    • Coordinating the national cluster randomized trial with 40 Planned Parenthood health centers and 1,500 young women.

    • Developing evidence-based provider training about IUDs and implants, delivered in-service and online.

    • Creating educational tools about birth control for young people, including videos, posters and charts.

    • Helping Bedsider.org provide up-to-date information about birth control to its readers.

    • Developing a Reimbursement Guide for IUDs and implants with ACOG, NFPRHA, NHeLP, and NWLC.

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    1. Autumn shifts in cold tolerance metabolites in overwintering adult mountain pine beetles. PLoS One. 2020; 15(1):e0227203. Thompson KM, Huber DPW, Murray BW. PMID: 31914144.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    2. Commentary on research to improve contraceptive and multipurpose prevention technologies. Contraception. 2020 03; 101(3):148-152. Speidel JJ, Townsend J, Williams E, Quam J, Thompson KMJ. PMID: 31917180.
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    3. Estimating the Prevalence of United States Women with Alcohol-exposed Pregnancies and Births. Womens Health Issues. 2019 Mar - Apr; 29(2):188-193. Roberts SCM, Thompson KM. PMID: 30651200.
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    4. Current and past depressive symptoms and contraceptive effectiveness level method selected among women seeking reproductive health services. Soc Sci Med. 2018 Oct; 214:20-25. Steinberg JR, Adler NE, Thompson KM, Westhoff C, Harper CC. PMID: 30138841.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Training contraceptive providers to offer intrauterine devices and implants in contraceptive care: a cluster randomized trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 06; 218(6):597.e1-597.e7. Thompson KMJ, Rocca CH, Stern L, Morfesis J, Goodman S, Steinauer J, Harper CC. PMID: 29577915.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Contraception after medication abortion in the United States: results from a cluster randomized trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 01; 218(1):107.e1-107.e8. Rocca CH, Goodman S, Grossman D, Cadwallader K, Thompson KMJ, Talmont E, Speidel JJ, Harper CC. PMID: 28986072.
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    7. Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Counseling and Use for Older Adolescents and Nulliparous Women. J Adolesc Health. 2016 12; 59(6):703-709. Gibbs SE, Rocca CH, Bednarek P, Thompson KMJ, Darney PD, Harper CC. PMID: 27665153.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Public Funding for Contraception, Provider Training, and Use of Highly Effective Contraceptives: A Cluster Randomized Trial. Am J Public Health. 2016 Mar; 106(3):541-6. Thompson KM, Rocca CH, Kohn JE, Goodman S, Stern L, Blum M, Speidel JJ, Darney PD, Harper CC. PMID: 26794168.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Funding policies and postabortion long-acting reversible contraception: results from a cluster randomized trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jun; 214(6):716.e1-8. Rocca CH, Thompson KM, Goodman S, Westhoff CL, Harper CC. PMID: 26692178.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Reductions in pregnancy rates in the USA with long-acting reversible contraception: a cluster randomised trial. Lancet. 2015 Aug 08; 386(9993):562-8. Harper CC, Rocca CH, Thompson KM, Morfesis J, Goodman S, Darney PD, Westhoff CL, Speidel JJ. PMID: 26091743.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Counseling for emergency contraception: time for a tiered approach. Contraception. 2014 Dec; 90(6):559-61. Thompson K, Belden P. PMID: 25444255.
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    12. Counseling for IUDs and implants: are health educators and clinicians on the same page? Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2013 Dec; 45(4):191-5. Thompson KM, Stern L, Gelt M, Speidel JJ, Harper CC. PMID: 24325290.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Counseling and provision of long-acting reversible contraception in the US: national survey of nurse practitioners. Prev Med. 2013 Dec; 57(6):883-8. Harper CC, Stratton L, Raine TR, Thompson K, Henderson JT, Blum M, Postlethwaite D, Speidel JJ. PMID: 24128950.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Pregnancy: not a disease but still a health risk. Contraception. 2013 Oct; 88(4):481-4. Speidel JJ, Rocca CH, Thompson KM, Harper CC. PMID: 23663918.
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    15. Access to levonorgestrel emergency contraception: science versus federal politics. Womens Health (Lond). 2013 Mar; 9(2):139-43. Thompson KM, Raine TR, Foster DG, Speidel JJ, Darney PD, Brindis CD, Harper CC. PMID: 23477320.
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    16. Evidence-based IUD practice: family physicians and obstetrician-gynecologists. Fam Med. 2012 Oct; 44(9):637-45. Harper CC, Henderson JT, Raine TR, Goodman S, Darney PD, Thompson KM, Dehlendorf C, Speidel JJ. PMID: 23027156.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Postabortion contraception: qualitative interviews on counseling and provision of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2012 Jun; 44(2):100-6. Morse J, Freedman L, Speidel JJ, Thompson KM, Stratton L, Harper CC. PMID: 22681425.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Increased use of intrauterine contraception in California, 1997 to 2007. Womens Health Issues. 2011 Nov-Dec; 21(6):425-30. Thompson KM, Foster DG, Harper CC. PMID: 21723742.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Our Bodies, Ourselves. Zeldes K, Cupaiuolo C, et al. (Eds.). Birth control. 2011. Thompson KM, Westhoff C, Blanchard K, et al.
    20. Contraceptive policies affect post-abortion provision of long-acting reversible contraception. Contraception. 2011 Jan; 83(1):41-7. Thompson KM, Speidel JJ, Saporta V, Waxman NJ, Harper CC. PMID: 21134502.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans