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ACCEL investigators’ paper selected as Editor’s Choice for Women’s Health Issues journal

A paper for the work initially funded by the Delaware Clinical and Translational Research ACCEL Program was recently published in Women’s Health Issues, the official journal of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health at George Washington University.

Investigators and authors Mieke C.W. Eeckhaut, PhD, and Katie Fitzpatrick, PhD, BA, MPP, received a DE-CTR ACCEL Program Pilot Grant in 2020 to investigate if the growth in the adoption of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods to reduce unintended pregnancy relates to increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

The article, “Are LARC Users Less Likely to Use Condoms? An Analysis of US Women Initiating LARC in 2008-2018” was then selected as the Editor’s Choice article for the journal’s September/October 2022 issue.

More information about the DE-CTR ACCEL investigators:

Mieke C.W. Eeckhaut, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware. She is a family sociologist interested in social stratification and health. Her current work focuses on inequalities in U.S. contraceptive use.

Katie Fitzpatrick, PhD, BA, MPP, is an Associate Professor at the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware. Her interests are in health policy and consumer financial protection. Currently, she studies Medicaid and household well-being.