New research from the Turnaway Study indicates state-mandated information on substance abuse risk post-abortion is not evidence-based

TRAP laws impose unique burdens that threaten public health and impugn the laws’ legitimacy

Overlooking condoms, withdrawal, and vasectomy normalizes reproductive burdens as solely women’s

Researchers documented outcomes of a harm-reduction model at non-governmental clinics in Peru

Many women aren’t aware religious hospitals use religion to restrict care

A historical overview of the narrative function of abortion in five different TV genres

Parental notification laws do not benefit young women seeking abortion

There was no evidence that accepting the printout impacted women’s pregnancy decision-making

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

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Roberts SCM, Foster DG, Gould H, Biggs MA Changes in Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use Over Five Years After Receiving Versus Being Denied a Pregnancy Termination. March 2018. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79(2), 293–301.
Biggs MA, Kaller S, Harper CC, Freedman LR, Mays AR "Birth Control can Easily Take a Back Seat": Challenges Providing IUDs in Community Health Care Settings. February 2018. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, [Epub ahead of print].
Jones BS, Daniel S, Cloud LK State law approaches to facility regulation of abortion and other office interventions. February 2018. American Journal of Public Health, [Epub ahead of print].
Coleman-Minahan K, Samari G ‘He supported me 100%’: Mexican-immigrant fathers, daughters, and adolescent sexual health. February 2018. Ethnicity & Health,

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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