New research finds that ASC laws are unnecessary to maintain the safety of abortion

These policies may cause women to avoid prenatal care instead of seek support

Among U.S. women of reproductive age who visited EDs from 2009-2013, only 0.01% (1 in every 10,000) were abortion-related

The California State Legislature is considering SB 320, which would mandate on-campus access to medication abortion at public universities

Having a history of mental health conditions and partner violence is associated with suicidal ideation; having an abortion is not

Forty percent of the abortion facilities in the Northeast and West only provide medication abortion

FDA restrictions on dispensing mifepristone in the U.S. are not evidence-based

Reproductive healthcare providers need LGBTQ-specific cultural competency training to provide respectful and responsive care to patients

With rare exceptions, CPCs do not appear to influence pregnant women’s decision-making

Standards should be developed across outpatient procedures of similar complexity and risk, and should not single out abortion

A person’s own reproductive experiences may impact support for abortion rights and views on morality

New research from the Turnaway Study indicates state-mandated information on substance abuse risk post-abortion is not evidence-based

TRAP laws impose unique burdens that threaten public health and impugn the laws’ legitimacy

Overlooking condoms, withdrawal, and vasectomy normalizes reproductive burdens as solely women’s

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

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Upadhyay UD, Johns NE, Cartwright AF, Franklin TE Sociodemographic Characteristics of Women Able to Obtain Medication Abortion Before and After Ohio's Law Requiring Use of the Food and Drug Administration Protocol. July 2018. Health Equity,
Kimport K, Kriz R, Roberts SCM The prevalence and impacts of crisis pregnancy center visits among a population of pregnant women. June 2018. Contraception, 98:69-73.
Roberts SCM, Upadhyay UD, Liu G, Kerns JL, Ba D, Beam N, Leslie DL Association of Facility Type With Procedural-Related Morbidities and Adverse Events Among Patients Undergoing Induced Abortions. June 2018. JAMA, doi:10.1001/jama.2018.7675.
Subbaraman MS, Thomas S, Treffers R, Delucchi K, Kerr WC, Martinez P, Roberts SCM Associations between state‐level policies regarding alcohol use among pregnant women, adverse birth outcomes, and prenatal care utilization: Results from 1972‐2013 Vital Statistics. June 2018. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research,

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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