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Research project

Evaluation of Abortion Restrictions Project

Since 2010, there has been a sharp rise in the number of state-level restrictions targeting abortion care. Little research has been done to evaluate the effect of these newer restrictions on women.

ANSIRH's Evaluation of Abortion Restrictions Project examined the effects of state-level abortion restrictions on women and identified strategies to mitigate negative impacts. Researchers completed studies for this project between 2013 and 2019, including evaluating the effects of one or multiple simultaneous restrictions in ten states. Such restrictions included mandatory waiting periods, admitting privileges laws, and later abortion bans.

Guiding principles

  • Focus on the impact on women
  • Use rigorous research methods
  • Document disparate impacts
  • Collaborate with local university researchers
  • Prioritize new(er) types of restrictions

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ANSIRH is a program within the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and is a part of UCSF's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.

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