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

Health departments meet the legal requirements for abortion, but not the full range of activities to support public health

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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Roberts SCM, Fuentes L, Berglas NF, Dennis AJ A 21st-Century Public Health Approach to Abortion. October 2017. American Journal of Public Health, [Epub ahead of print].
Littlejohn KE, Kimport K Contesting and Differentially Constructing Uncertainty: Negotiations of Contraceptive Use in the Clinical Encounter. October 2017. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, [Epub ahead of print].
Block A, Dehlendorf C, Biggs MA, McNeil S, Goodman S Postgraduate Experiences With an Advanced Reproductive Health and Abortion Training and Leadership Program. October 2017. Family Medicine, 49(9):706-713.
Biggs MA, Roberts SCM Fatal flaws in recent analysis on the risk of premature death following teenage abortion and childbirth. October 2017. European Journal of Public Health, 27(5):794.

Banner photos: Ultrasound image © zilli/; Preventing pregnancy image © Image Point Fr/; Image for TV and abortion—screenshot from NBC’s show Parenthood: Small Victories; 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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