Kirsten Thompson

Title(s)Project Director, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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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. Roberts SCM, Thompson KM. Estimating the Prevalence of United States Women with Alcohol-exposed Pregnancies and Births. Womens Health Issues. 2019 Mar - Apr; 29(2):188-193. PMID: 30651200.
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    2. Steinberg JR, Adler NE, Thompson KM, Westhoff C, Harper CC. 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. PMID: 30138841.
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    3. Thompson KMJ, Rocca CH, Stern L, Morfesis J, Goodman S, Steinauer J, Harper CC. Training contraceptive providers to offer intrauterine devices and implants in contraceptive care: a cluster randomized trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jun; 218(6):597.e1-597.e7. PMID: 29577915.
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    4. Rocca CH, Goodman S, Grossman D, Cadwallader K, Thompson KMJ, Talmont E, Speidel JJ, Harper CC. 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. PMID: 28986072.
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    5. Gibbs SE, Rocca CH, Bednarek P, Thompson KMJ, Darney PD, Harper CC. Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Counseling and Use for Older Adolescents and Nulliparous Women. J Adolesc Health. 2016 12; 59(6):703-709. PMID: 27665153.
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    6. Thompson KM, Rocca CH, Kohn JE, Goodman S, Stern L, Blum M, Speidel JJ, Darney PD, Harper CC. 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. PMID: 26794168.
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    7. Rocca CH, Thompson KM, Goodman S, Westhoff CL, Harper CC. 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. PMID: 26692178.
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    8. Harper CC, Rocca CH, Thompson KM, Morfesis J, Goodman S, Darney PD, Westhoff CL, Speidel JJ. Reductions in pregnancy rates in the USA with long-acting reversible contraception: a cluster randomised trial. Lancet. 2015 Aug 08; 386(9993):562-8. PMID: 26091743.
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    9. Thompson K, Belden P. Counseling for emergency contraception: time for a tiered approach. Contraception. 2014 Dec; 90(6):559-61. PMID: 25444255.
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    10. Thompson KM, Stern L, Gelt M, Speidel JJ, Harper CC. Counseling for IUDs and implants: are health educators and clinicians on the same page? Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2013 Dec; 45(4):191-5. PMID: 24325290.
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    11. Harper CC, Stratton L, Raine TR, Thompson K, Henderson JT, Blum M, Postlethwaite D, Speidel JJ. Counseling and provision of long-acting reversible contraception in the US: national survey of nurse practitioners. Prev Med. 2013 Dec; 57(6):883-8. PMID: 24128950; PMCID: PMC3890255.
    12. Speidel JJ, Rocca CH, Thompson KM, Harper CC. Pregnancy: not a disease but still a health risk. Contraception. 2013 Oct; 88(4):481-4. PMID: 23663918.
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    13. Thompson KM, Raine TR, Foster DG, Speidel JJ, Darney PD, Brindis CD, Harper CC. Access to levonorgestrel emergency contraception: science versus federal politics. Womens Health (Lond). 2013 Mar; 9(2):139-43. PMID: 23477320.
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    14. Harper CC, Henderson JT, Raine TR, Goodman S, Darney PD, Thompson KM, Dehlendorf C, Speidel JJ. Evidence-based IUD practice: family physicians and obstetrician-gynecologists. Fam Med. 2012 Oct; 44(9):637-45. PMID: 23027156; PMCID: PMC3745306.
    15. Morse J, Freedman L, Speidel JJ, Thompson KM, Stratton L, Harper CC. Postabortion contraception: qualitative interviews on counseling and provision of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2012 Jun; 44(2):100-6. PMID: 22681425.
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    16. Thompson KM, Foster DG, Harper CC. Increased use of intrauterine contraception in California, 1997 to 2007. Womens Health Issues. 2011 Nov-Dec; 21(6):425-30. PMID: 21723742.
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    17. Thompson KM, Westhoff C, Blanchard K, et al.Our Bodies, Ourselves. Zeldes K, Cupaiuolo C, et al. (Eds.). Birth control. 2011.
    18. Thompson KM, Speidel JJ, Saporta V, Waxman NJ, Harper CC. Contraceptive policies affect post-abortion provision of long-acting reversible contraception. Contraception. 2011 Jan; 83(1):41-7. PMID: 21134502.
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