Abortion

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%.

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.

Miscarriage treatment is just as safe in offices as in ambulatory surgical centers

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH compares the safety of miscarriage treatment in three different facility types: office-based settings, hospitals, and ASCs.

Should prenatal care providers offer pregnancy options counseling?

UCSF Bixby Center
Researchers from ANSIRH talked to women seeking prenatal care in Louisiana and Maryland to look at whether options counseling could be a beneficial part of early prenatal care.

Women are interested in new ways to access medication abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH explores women’s interest in new ways to access medication abortion.

No evidence to support so-called “abortion reversal”

UCSF Bixby Center
In a commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine, ANSIRH’s Daniel Grossman and the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Kari White make it clear that there is no evidence to support the effectiveness of “abortion reversal.”

Women are virtually absent from newspaper coverage of abortion

UCSF Bixby Center
New ANSIRH research analyzed stories from leading newspaper sources to better understand how news outlets discuss abortion.

Considering abortion is common among women seeking prenatal care

UCSF Bixby Center
Research on decision-making around abortion and the impact of abortion restrictions generally focuses on women who had an abortion or show up at an abortion clinic. New research from ANSIRH has added new dimension to these discussions by talking to women at prenatal clinics.