Cohen

Rebecca Cohen

Affiliations
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado
Areas of Expertise:
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Reproductive Health
  • Women

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About Rebecca

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.

Podcast

Publications

"Twelve-Month Contraceptive Continuation and Repeat Pregnancy among Young Mothers Choosing Post-Delivery Contraceptive Implants or Post Placental Intrauterine Devices" (with Jeanelle Sheeder, Natalia Arango, Stephanie B. Teal, and and Kristina Tocce). 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.

In the News

Rebecca Cohen quoted on abortion law in Mehreen Kasana, "Iowa's Abortion Ban Won't Get the State Attorney General's Backing Because It's That Extreme" Bustle, May 16, 2018.
"We Must All Work to Protect the Promise of Roe," Rebecca Cohen, Aurora Sentinel, January 22, 2016.
Rebecca Cohen quoted on the lack of diversity of women’s perspectives and experiences with abortion in the public sphere in Anna Almendrala, "What Doctors Want Politicians to Know about Abortion" Huffington Post, October 21, 2016.