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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Kimport K More than a Physical Burden: Women’s Mental and Emotional Work in Preventing Pregnancy. April 2017. Journal of Sex Research, [Epub ahead of print].
Sisson G, Rowland B “I was close to death!”: abortion and medical risk on American television, 2005–2016. March 2017. Contraception, [Epub ahead of print].
Grossman D Sexual and reproductive health under the Trump presidency: policy change threatens women in the USA and worldwide. March 2017. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, [Epub ahead of print].
Sisson G, Ralph L, Gould H, Foster DG Adoption Decision Making among Women Seeking Abortion. March 2017. Women's Health Issues, 27(2):136-144.

Banner photos: Preventing pregnancy image © Image Point Fr/Shutterstock.com; 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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/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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