Students forced to seek an abortion off-campus encounter multiple challenges, such as out-of-pocket costs, travel time, and scheduling delays. Student health centers could easily offer medication abortion, known as the abortion pill, and greatly improve access for students. Offering medication abortion at student health centers at UC and CSU campuses is feasible, preferred by students and would reduce travel, logistical, and cost burdens to students.
When students are forced to seek an abortion off-campus, they encounter multiple challenges, such as out-of-pocket costs, travel time, and scheduling delays. This issue brief summarizes the need for medication abortion on campus and the feasibility of providing this care at all University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) student health centers.