Fictional TV characters affect how people view real-world abortion patients.
We surveyed 100 published researchers of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).
A new Turnaway Study analysis shows that women who received an abortion were more likely to have a positive outlook on the future and achieve aspirational life plans within one year than women denied an abortion.
Learn more about ANSIRH’s research around medication abortion through four new journal publications and a new blog post.
We are delighted to announce that our new Director, Dr. Dan Grossman, assumed the helm at ANSIRH on September 1, 2015.
ANSIRH's nationwide longitudinal study finds that 95% of women say their abortion was the right decision, both immediately and three years later.
ANSIRH study shows state-level abortion restrictions have regional effects.

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12.14.15
ANSIRH's Abortion Onscreen project examines portrayals of abortion on television over the last 10 years. Fictional TV characters affect how people view real-world abortion patients.
12.2.15
Projections and opinions from 100 experts in long-acting reversible contraception. We surveyed 100 published researchers of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).
11.18.15
The effect of abortion on having and achieving aspirational one-year plans. A new Turnaway Study analysis shows that women who received an abortion were more likely to have a positive outlook on the future and achieve aspirational life plans within one year than women denied an abortion.
Roberts SCM, Ralph L, Wilsnack SC, Foster DG Which women are missed by primary health-care based interventions for alcohol and drug use? April 2016. Addict Behav, 55:32-7.
Sisson G, Kimport K After Tiller: the impact of a documentary film on understandings of third-trimester abortion. December 2015. Culture Health & Sexuality, 15:1-15. [Epub ahead of print].
Sisson G, Kimport K Facts vs. Fiction: Abortion Patients on TV. December 2015.
Grossman D Over-the-Counter Access to Oral Contraceptives. December 2015. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, 42:619-29.

Banner photos: ANSIRH Turnaway staff © Jana Carrey for ANSIRH; IUD Self-Removal © Cindy Chew; Dr. Dan Grossman speaking at the North American Forum on Family Planning © Michael Rubottom Photography.

Research category photos: Abortion photo © Can Stock Photo Inc. / Mark Adams, Rocketclips. Contraception photo © Cindy Chew for ANSIRH. Culture image part of an infographic designed for ANSIRH by Jessica Harrington, with art direction by Kate Giambrone and Julianna Johnson. International photo courtesy Stew and Vee Carrington via Creative Commons license. Policy photo courtesy of Heather Ault (modified and cropped). Turnaway photo © Jana Carrey for ANSIRH.

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ANSIRH is a program within the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and is a part of UCSF's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.

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