In 2014, California passed AB 154 to allow nurse practitioners (NPs), certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and physician assistants (PAs) to provide aspiration abortion. New research from ANSIRH is the first study to look at how organizations have used the new law and if it’s meeting its goals to expand access to abortion care.
New research from UCSF and Yale University looks at the relationship between the quality of counseling and the anxiety, grief and post-traumatic stress women felt after having an abortion in the second trimester because of complications in a wanted pregnancy.
Nepal has been a leader in reducing maternal deaths by improving access to abortion care, but it’s still difficult for women in rural areas to find safe and effective care. A new study co-authored by Bixby Center, ANSIRH and CREHPA researchers shows that offering medication abortion at pharmacies could be an important step toward increasing access to abortion.