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

Medical and psychological risks far greater on TV than in real life

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.

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Upadhyay U, Johns N, Meckstroth KR, Kerns JL Distance Traveled for an Abortion and Source of Care After Abortion. September 2017. Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol. 130, No. 3.
Roberts SCM, Thomas S, Treffers R, Drabble L Forty Years of State Alcohol and Pregnancy Policies in the USA: Best Practices for Public Health or Efforts to Restrict Women’s Reproductive Rights? . August 2017. Alcohol and Alcoholism,
Upadhyay U, Kimport K, Belusa E, Johns N, Laube D, Roberts SCM Evaluating the impact of a mandatory pre-abortion ultrasound viewing law: A mixed methods study. June 2017. PLOS One,
Taylor D, Upadhyay U, Fjerstad M, Battistelli M, Weitz TA, Paul M Standardizing the classification of abortion incidents: the Procedural Abortion Incident Reporting and Surveillance (PAIRS) Framework. May 2017. Contraception, [Epub ahead of print].

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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