Abortion

Infographic improves pharmacist knowledge about medication abortion in India

UCSF Bixby Center
Faced with increasing evidence that pharmacies are the first and primary point of contact for more than 11 million medication abortion users in India, researchers tested a simple intervention aimed at improving pharmacist knowledge.

US women are losing abortion access. Here are the facts.

Apolitical
Rebecca Griffin writes about ANSIRH's Turnaway Study and what policymakers need to understand about the impact of abortion restrictions in Apolitical.

Women entering prenatal care report unmet need for social services

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new study, ANSIRH conducted surveys and interviews with women entering prenatal care in Louisiana (a state with considerable restrictions on abortion) and Maryland (a state with almost no restrictions on the procedure) to understand their pregnancy intentions and health and social service needs.

Majority of TV abortion plotlines reinforce myths about the procedure

UCSF Bixby Center
To understand how television portrays abortion procedures, ANSIRH viewed every plotline that contained an abortion over a ten-year period, looking at the type of abortion in addition to health outcomes, legal status, and whether the procedure was portrayed on screen.

Another study finds telemedicine is safe for certain abortions

Healthline
Daniel Grossman talked to Healthline about new research affirming the safety of medication abortion through telemedicine.

Where Roe v. Wade has the biggest effect

New York Times
Roe upholds abortion in very different ways around the country. Without it, the fallout would be highly uneven, according to new research by scholars at Middlebury College and two reproductive health research groups.

Medicaid abortion restrictions are an insurmountable barrier

UCSF Bixby Center
Previous research on the impact of the Hyde Amendment found that about one quarter of women who would have had abortions instead gave birth when Medicaid does not cover abortion. A new ANSIRH study investigated whether that estimate is still relevant.

VIDEO: Meeting the needs of patients post-Roe v. Wade

UCSF Bixby Center
The Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health cosponsored an event bringing together national and UCSF leaders on reproductive health and justice to discuss how our community should respond to increasingly extreme abortion restrictions sweeping the country.

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.