by Nathalie Kapp, Daniel Grossman, Emily Jackson, Laura Castleman, Dalia Brahmi BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 27 April 2017 Given the overall safety and increasing availability of medical abortion, would mifepristone+ misoprostol at ≤10 weeks of pregnancy … Continued
The anti-abortion movement has long been an evidence-free zone and many of its signature initiatives and proposals are devoid of any factual foundation. This analysis walks readers through the 10 major types of abortion restrictions imposed by US states and details the ways in which they conflict with sound evidence. Restrictions are grouped into three broad topic areas:
Republicans in the US House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act on 4 May. It would strip 24 million people of health care coverage, gut Medicaid (government insurance programme for people of all ages whose income and … Continued
Dilation and evacuation (D&E) is a safe method of second trimester surgical abortion, approved by the World Health Organization. The patient’s cervix is dilated and suction is used to remove the fetus. Depending on a variety of factors (including gestational … Continued
Cherisse Scott is a reproductive justice activist in Tennessee, USA, where her work is to take on anti-choice billboards in public spaces and work with faith groups to bring comprehensive sex education to Tennessee schools in place of currently mandated … Continued
The 2016 National Clinic Violence Survey found that anti-abortion violence in 2016 was higher than it’s been in 20 years and with conservative Republican Attorney General Jeff Sessions overseeing law enforcement initiatives that ought to protect providers from harm, … Continued
USA Pregnant against their will, with few options, and fearing for their lives and safety “I’m in the family way again, and I’m nearly crazy, for when my husband finds out that I’m going to have another baby, he … Continued
In this Issue, Berkeley Media Studies group partnered with the Sea Change Program to explore how abortion stigma appears in mainstream print and online news and to consider the implications of these portrayals for reproductive health, rights and justice advocates. We also consider implications for journalists interested in telling stories that broaden the narrative around abortion in ways that affirm the range of individuals’ reproductive experiences and reduce shame and stigma.
In the past few months, before and after Trump took office, both Planned Parenthood in Washington DC and several private gynaecologists who provide birth control methods who were interviewed by the Washington Post have said that women have been visiting their offices more than usual specifically to ask about birth control. An increase in the use of IUDs and implants has been taking place for some time, but now women are worried about losing benefits.
In 2016, 18 US states enacted 50 new abortion restrictions, bringing the number of new abortion restrictions enacted since 2010 to 338. On the other hand, between 2001 and 2016, US states have enacted 214 legislative measures aimed at expanding … Continued