Abortion

27 cities in the US are “abortion deserts"

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH conducted a first-of-its-kind study that focused on online searches to replicate the experience of people searching for information about where to find abortion care.

Abortion training for medical residents on the rise, but gaps remain

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and Florida Atlantic University looks at the current status of abortion training in medical residency programs around the country and how they are preparing residents to provide comprehensive care.

Bixby research informs landmark report on abortion safety

UCSF Bixby Center
Research from the UCSF Bixby Center provided an important foundation for the landmark NASEM report on abortion safety, with citations for 69 publications on clinical care, training, the impact of abortion restrictions, and the mental health effects of abortion.

Having an abortion does not lead to increased alcohol, tobacco or drug use

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH’s Turnaway Study found no evidence to support claims that abortion leads women to increase use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs.

Expanding the abortion workforce and improving access to care in California

UCSF Bixby Center
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.

State laws discriminate against abortion clinics

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH looks at how TRAP (targeted regulation of abortion provider) laws differ from laws regulating other medical office procedures.

Quality counseling leads to better psychological outcomes for second-trimester abortion for pregnancy complications

UCSF Bixby Center
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.

Medication abortion from nurses at pharmacies in Nepal as safe as going to a clinic

UCSF Bixby Center
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.

Restricting abortion access threatens women's economic security

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH’s Turnaway Study released new findings on the socioeconomic consequences of being denied a wanted abortion.

Decreasing the risk of unsafe abortion in Peru through harm reduction

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from ANSIRH, Ibis Reproductive Health, International Planned Parenthood Federation and Instituto Peruano de Paternidad Responsable (INPPARES) tested a way to guide women to safer abortion options within restrictive legal limits.