Abortion

Proposed changes to the Title X family planning program

The Lancet

Drs. Jody Steinauer and Phil Darney argue that proposed changes to the Title X family planning program violate medical ethics in The Lancet. 

Bimanual exam may not be essential for safe medication abortion by trained clinicians

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and the Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities in Nepal offers a promising approach to expand medication abortion access.

Abortion laws requiring ambulatory surgical center standards are not supported by evidence

UCSF Bixby Center
The Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt paved the way for constitutional challenges to these laws, and new research from ANSIRH bolsters the argument that these regulations have no relationship to abortion safety.

Our research on abortion laws shows they are not based on facts and can even harm women

USA Today
Sarah Roberts of ANSIRH shares findings from a new study showing that clinics and offices are as safe for abortion as surgical centers in an op-ed for USA Today.

Should preventing unintended pregnancy be family planning's holy grail?

Rewire
Dr. Christine Dehlendorf writes that all people have the fundamental right to have children or not. Our family planning programs, and our measures of success, should elevate that undeniable truth instead of repeating our problematic history.

Do women know their hospital is Catholic?

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH and the University of Chicago Medicine shows that more than one-third of women were not aware that the hospital where they would seek reproductive health care has a religious affiliation

Abortion not linked to increased risk of suicidal thoughts

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH’s Turnaway Study found no evidence that women who have abortions are at higher risk of developing symptoms of suicidal ideation than women denied abortions.

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.