Accurately measuring stigmatized experiences is a challenge across reproductive health research. In this study, we tested a novel method – the list experiment – that aims to reduce under-reporting of sensitive events by asking participants to report how many of a list of experiences they have had, not which ones. We applied the list experiment to measure “self-managed abortion”
On 27 June 2016, the US Supreme Court handed down its first major ruling on the subject of abortion since 1992, and women won. The knock-on effect for about 25 other US states’ anti-abortion laws is likely to be huge. Hopefully, many restrictive state laws will have to be repealed.