Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado
Chapter Member: Colorado SSN
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Cohen’s research is focused on why young women choose specific types of birth control, and what affects whether they continue or stop using them. She has worked with local government, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, physicians in training, and advocacy groups such as NARAL and Physicians for Reproductive Health to ensure access to all aspects of women’s health care.
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Rebecca Cohen quoted on abortion law by Mehreen Kasana, "Iowa's Abortion Ban Won't Get the State Attorney General's Backing Because It's That Extreme" Bustle, May 16, 2018.
Rebecca Cohen quoted on the lack of diversity of women’s perspectives and experiences with abortion in the public sphere by Anna Almendrala, "What Doctors Want Politicians to Know about Abortion" Huffington Post, October 21, 2016.
"Twelve-Month Contraceptive Continuation and Repeat Pregnancy among Young Mothers Choosing Post-Delivery Contraceptive Implants or Post Placental Intrauterine Devices" (with ). Contraception 93, no. 2 (2016): 178-183.
Demonstrates that both contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices are effective at preventing rapid repeat pregnancy in young mothers, when use is started immediately after women give birth.