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

New commentary by Dr. Diana Greene Foster questions the causes and magnitude of the decline

They are nearly four times as likely to adopt a method of contraception that day as women who self-pay for their abortion

Read a transcript of her speech on women in science from the 2017 North American Forum of Family Planning in Atlanta

How health departments should engage with abortion

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

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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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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