Legal challenges and FDA rules are still significant hurdles

This need is especially high among women who considered but did not obtain an abortion

Plotlines often falsely portray surgical abortion as major surgery, few depict medication abortion

More research is needed to understand why some policies have opposite effects for White women and Black women

About 1 in 4 pregnant women eligible for Medicaid who would have had an abortion give birth instead

Women who are denied abortions are at a slightly greater risk of experiencing poor health

Women reported that telemedicine reduced their financial burden, distance traveled and time spent seeking abortion care

These policies result in thousands of low birthweight and preterm births and cost millions of dollars annually

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Constant D, Kluge J, Harries J, Grossman D An analysis of delays among women accessing second-trimester abortion in the public sector in South Africa. September 2019. Contraception, 100(3):209-213.
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Roberts SCM The Presence and Consequences of Abortion Aversion in Scientific Research Related to Alcohol Use during Pregnancy. August 2019. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(16), 2888.

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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