Abortion

Denying abortion has consequences for women's health

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH found that the physical health of women who have a first or second trimester abortion is no worse than those who gave birth. Instead, across several measures of chronic pain and overall self-rated health, women who give birth after being denied a wanted abortion fare worse than women who receive a wanted abortion.

Women turn to web as abortion access is curtailed

Healthline
Dr. Jennifer Karlin talked to Healthline about the safety of medication abortion and growing interesting in getting the pills online in the wake of new abortion restrictions.

Telemedicine for mandatory pre-abortion appointments reduces barriers to abortion care

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH conducted in-depth interviews with 18 women in Utah who used telemedicine for their information visits prior to receiving an abortion.

Barriers to abortion training persist in ob-gyn residency programs

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby Center research explores the barriers to expanding abortion training and preparing graduates to better serve their patients.

'Heartbeat' bills get the science of fetal heartbeats all wrong

WIRED
Dr. Jennifer Kerns talked to WIRED about the lack of evidence behind so-called "heartbeat" bans and how they threaten abortion access.

The effectiveness of interpersonal efforts to stigmatize abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH looks at crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), run by groups with an anti-abortion mission, to see how interpersonal interactions matter in the stigmatization of abortion.

Trump rule gagging doctors is a threat to women's lives

CalMatters

Dr. Karen Meckstroth writes in CalMatters that new Title X family planning program regulations violate medical ethics and endanger patients' health. 

More US ob-gyns are providing abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
The quality of abortion care depends on all people being able to receive safe and timely care. A national survey conducted in 2016-17 found that the percentage of U.S. ob-gyns who provide abortion rose from 14% in 2009 to 24%.

Abortion restrictions can harm women. Let's follow evidence, not ideology, in 2019.

USA Today

Ushma Upadhyay highlights her research showing that abortion restrictions requiring that doctors have hospital admitting privileges harm women in an op-ed for USA Today

Two bills, one health plan: the Trump administration's latest attempt to restrict abortion access

The Hill
Sarah Wulf writes in The Hill that a proposed regulation of insurance coverage for abortion will confuse consumers, incentivize insurance providers to drop coverage and make it harder for women to access abortion care.