Researchers documented outcomes of a harm-reduction model at non-governmental clinics in Peru

Many women aren’t aware religious hospitals use religion to restrict care

A historical overview of the narrative function of abortion in five different TV genres

Parental notification laws do not benefit young women seeking abortion

There was no evidence that accepting the printout impacted women’s pregnancy decision-making

The latest report from ANSIRH's Abortion Onscreen project looks back at portrayals of abortion on American television in 2017.

“Positive” side effects presented as likely and “unpleasant” side effects as unlikely

New commentary by Dr. Diana Greene Foster questions the causes and magnitude of the decline

They are nearly four times as likely to adopt a method of contraception that day as women who self-pay for their abortion

Read a transcript of her speech on women in science from the 2017 North American Forum of Family Planning in Atlanta

How health departments should engage with abortion

Common struggles include enduring harassment, maintaining neutrality, finding new angles, and educating editors on abortion

Study provides more evidence that bans on telemedicine provision of medication abortion aren’t justified

High deductibles and low reimbursement rates also matter

Particularly in rural areas, women may have limited choices for follow‑up care

Concern that policymaking appears to be more about restricting reproductive autonomy

The majority of the women required to view ultrasounds proceeded with abortion

A searchable archive of the history of abortion portrayals on TV and in film

Authors identify the research needed to make the “abortion pill” available over the counter

Women perform mental and emotional work to prevent pregnancy—and it doesn't have to be this way

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Kimport K, Johns N, Upadhyay U Women's experiences of their pre-abortion ultrasound image printout. December 2017. Contraception, [Epub ahead of print].
Freedman LR, Hebert LE, Battistelli M, Stulberg DB Religious hospital policies on reproductive care: What do patients want to know? December 2017. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, [Epub ahead of print].
Semitala FC, Camlin CS, Wallenta J, Kampiire L, Katuramu R, Amanyire G, Namusobya J, Chang W, Kahn JG, Charlebois ED, Havlir DV, Kamya MR, Geng EH Understanding uptake of an intervention to accelerate antiretroviral therapy initiation in Uganda via qualitative inquiry. December 2017. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 20(4).
White K, Grossman D, Stevenson AJ, Hopkins K, Potter JE Does information about abortion safety affect Texas voters' opinions about restrictive laws? A randomized study. December 2017. Contraception, 96(6):381-387.

Banner photos: Clinician and patient photo ©  iStock/monkeybusinessimages; Mentor award group image © Michael Rubottom Photography; Ultrasound image © zilli/; Preventing pregnancy image © Image Point Fr/

Research category photos: Abortion section 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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