How the administration’s sexual and reproductive health policy changes threaten women in the USA and across the world

Commentary asserts that FDA restrictions constitute an undue burden to patients who seek medical abortion

TV shows incorrectly portray obstacles such as cost, legal restrictions, social stigma as easily surmountable

Researchers from TxPEP and ANSIRH are the first to associate increased distances to the nearest clinic in Texas with declines in abortions.

The Abortion Onscreen project looks at portrayals of abortion on American television in 2016.

New Turnaway Study data examining mental health outcomes over five years published in JAMA Psychiatry.

The Court relied heavily on scientific evidence in deciding Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt.

How interpersonal interactions affect doctors’ provision of and referrals for abortion care.

Levels of certainty were comparable to, and often higher than, levels of certainty found in other studies on health care decision making.

The Abortion Onscreen project examines how abortion provision was portrayed on TV from 2005 – 2014.

Carole Joffe comments on the decision and anticipates the road ahead.

After the law went into effect in 2011, women were three times more likely to require additional medical treatments to complete their abortions.

"...we owe it to those serving our country to make available to them the full spectrum of necessary reproductive health services," say ANSIRH's Dan Grossman and Carole Joffe in a letter published in the New York Times.

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Sisson G, Ralph L, Gould H, Foster DG Adoption Decision Making among Women Seeking Abortion. March 2017. Women's Health Issues, 27(2):136-144.
Raymond EG, Blanchard K, Blumenthal PD, Cleland K, Foster AM, Gold M, Grossman D, Pendergast MK, Westhoff CL, Winikoff B Sixteen Years of Overregulation: Time to Unburden Mifeprex. February 2017. New England Journal of Medicine, 376:790-794.
Baltzell K, McLemore MR, Shattell M, Rankin S Impacts on Global Health from Nursing Research. February 2017. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, PMID: 28219991.

Banner photos: Image from Reign (CW) © 2016 The CW Television Network; Supreme Court image by Joe Ravi [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons; All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center by Backline Bloomington; 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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