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

Laws coerce viewing, with greater impact on women of color

Receiving an abortion and being able to delay having a child results in closer relationships between the mother and child and greater economic security

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

Drug-related pregnancy laws almost entirely overlap with alcohol-related pregnancy laws

New research finds that ASC laws are unnecessary to maintain the safety of abortion

These policies may cause women to avoid prenatal care instead of seek support

Among U.S. women of reproductive age who visited EDs from 2009-2013, only 0.01% (1 in every 10,000) were abortion-related

The California State Legislature is considering SB 320, which would mandate on-campus access to medication abortion at public universities

Having a history of mental health conditions and partner violence is associated with suicidal ideation; having an abortion is not

Forty percent of the abortion facilities in the Northeast and West only provide medication abortion

FDA restrictions on dispensing mifepristone in the U.S. are not evidence-based

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Ingraham N, Wingo E, Roberts SCM Inclusion of LGBTQ persons in research related to pregnancy risk: a cognitive interview study. September 2018. BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health, [Epub ahead of print].
Kimport K, Johns NE, Upadhyay UD Coercing Women’s Behavior: How a Mandatory Viewing Law Changes Patients’ Preabortion Ultrasound Viewing Practices. September 2018. Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law, [Epub ahead of print].
Foster DG, Biggs MA, Raifman S, Gipson JD, Kimport K, Rocca CH Comparison of Health, Development, Maternal Bonding, and Poverty Among Children Born After Denial of Abortion vs After Pregnancies Subsequent to an Abortion. September 2018. JAMA Pediatrics, [Epub ahead of print].
Thomas S, Treffers R, Berglas NF, Drabble L, Roberts SCM Drug Use During Pregnancy Policies in the United States From 1970 to 2016. August 2018. Contemporary Drug Problems, [Epub ahead of print].

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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