Opioid Use Disorder among Pregnant People in Jails: Implementing medication assisted treatment within carceral systems

January 15, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Abstract: Tremendous variability in pregnancy care exists in US jails, including for pregnant incarcerated people with opioid use disorder. Jails will commonly force pregnant people to detox from opioids. This talk will provide context for jails’ integral role in caring for these patients as part of the broader health care system and discuss challenges in providing standard of care with medication assisted treatment (MAT). In addition, methods for a recently launched study to design and implement an intervention for jails to provide MAT in pregnancy will be presented.


Magee-Womens Research Institute Research Seminar Series, co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics & Health Law

Location and Address

Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor