Abortion

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.

A promising research tool to better understand women’s experience with abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
A research method familiar to political scientists may hold new promise for public health researchers studying the prevalence of abortion, according to a new paper co-authored by Bixby Center researcher Dr. Christine Dehlendorf.

Medication abortion through telemedicine as safe as in person

UCSF Bixby Center
Pivotal new research from ANSIRH and Ibis Reproductive Health showed that there was no difference in the complication rate between women who had an in-person visit and those who received medication abortion via telemedicine.

Parental notification law in Illinois has troubling consequences for minors

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study by UCSF’s ANSIRH and Institute for Health Policy Studies examines the impacts of the parental notification law in Illinois and shows that increased parental involvement did not increase parental support or the minor’s certainty about her decision.

How distance traveled for abortion affects where women seek follow-up care

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH researchers analyzed data from 39,747 abortions in California to evaluate how far women travel to seek abortion care, factors associated with traveling a greater distance, and how distance affects where women seek care after an abortion.

Centering women's preferences in pregnancy options counseling

UCSF Bixby Center
Researchers from the Bixby Center talked to women seeking prenatal care or abortion to determine what women want when it comes to options counseling.

Abortion 'reversal': the latest sham from anti-choice activists trying to end women's rights

The Guardian
In an op-ed, ANSIRH's Dr. Daniel Grossman warns against an unproven treatment being pushed by anti-abortion advocates in an effort to "undermine the high level of decision certainty among people seeking [abortion]."