Neither miscarriage management nor abortions need to be performed in ASCs to protect patient safety

Women support additional options for abortion care that increase privacy and convenience

Laws requiring admitting privileges don’t change how abortion patients who need hospital care receive it

Receiving an abortion enables women to take care of their existing children. Being able to delay having a child results in closer relationships between the mother and child and greater economic security

Legislation requiring providers to inform patients of the therapy are based on ideology, not medicine

Basic facts on abortion also rarely appear

Abortion restrictions that attempt to change women’s minds do not appear to do so

Interventions aimed at increasing women’s reproductive autonomy could have positive effects for reducing abortion stigma

Researchers need to consider unique anatomical and behavioral factors in tool development

Laws coerce viewing, with greater impact on women of color

With safety in mind, collaborative group aims to remove unnecessary restrictions

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Roberts SCM, Beam N, Liu G, Upadhyay UD, Leslie DL, Ba D, Kerns JL Miscarriage Treatment–Related Morbidities and Adverse Events in Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and Office-Based Settings. December 2018. Journal of Patient Safety, [ePub ahead of print].
Baer RJ, McLemore MR, Adler N, Oltman SP, Chambers BD, Kuppermann M, Pantell MS, Rogers EE, Ryckman KK, Sirota M, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL Pre-pregnancy or first-trimester risk scoring to identify women at high risk of preterm birth. December 2018. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 231:235-240.
Biggs MA, Ralph L, Raifman S, Foster DG, Grossman D Support for and interest in alternative models of medication abortion provision among a national probability sample of U.S. women. November 2018. Contraception, [ePub ahead of print].
Upadhyay UD, Cartwright AF, Goyal V, Belusa E, Roberts SCM Admitting privileges and hospital- based care after presenting for abortion: A retrospective case series. November 2018. Health Services Research, [ePub ahead of print].

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

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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