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Mental distress due to abortion lasts for years
Women who have had an abortion still experience mental distress related to the abortion years after it happened. (2005-12-11)
Emergency contraception fails to halt abortions
Easy availability of emergency contraception does not have a notable effect on rates of pregnancy and abortion, according to an editorial in this week's BMJ. (2006-09-14)
Access to safe, legal abortion improves the health of women
When abortion is made legal, safe and easily accessible, women's health rapidly improves, according to the fourth paper in the Online/Series published today. (2006-10-31)
Link found between spontaneous abortion and heart disease
For the first time, a specific link has been found between spontaneous abortion and risk of heart disease in later life, according to researchers in this week's BMJ. (2003-02-20)
Women denied abortion initially report more negative psychological outcomes
Women who were denied an abortion initially reported less psychological well-being compared with women who received the wanted procedure, findings that researchers suggest do not support policies restricting women's access to abortion on the basis that the procedure harms their mental health, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. (2016-12-14)
'Pro-life' policy threatens US HIV/AIDS initiative
The US Government's pledge of $15 billion over five years to tackle HIV/AIDS in the world's most afflicted countries could be compromised by its own pro-life stance against abortion, comments this week's editorial in The Lancet. (2003-03-13)
UK addresses funding gap created by US anti-abortion stance
During the past 5 years, organisations such as the International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF) and Marie Stopes International have lost millions of dollars in funding because of the US's strict anti-abortion stance, states an editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-02-16)
NYU study points to perception divide in abortion: Whom we think we know
Pro-life Americans are less likely to hear about the abortions women they know have had than are pro-choice Americans, a New York University study shows. (2014-11-03)
Distance patients must travel illustrates growing inaccessibility of abortion
Abortion fund recipients who have to travel out of state for an abortion travel roughly 10 times farther for their procedures than patients able to get care in their homes states. (2017-06-09)
Women's Perspective On Abortion More Complex Than Earlier Thought
A new study finds that women's attitudes toward abortion -- and toward media depictions of abortion -- are far more complex than previously thought. (1999-05-06)
International team explores the stigma surrounding abortion
A national health journal publishes a paper by a team of researchers that is launching a new direction for research into the social stigma surrounding abortion. (2011-06-28)
Depression after unintended pregnancy is linked to abortion
Depression among women after an unintended first pregnancy is linked to whether they abort or carry to term, conclude researchers from the United States, in this week's BMJ. (2002-01-17)
Doctors who perform abortions are compelled by conscience, just like those who refuse
University of Michigan bioethicist, gynecologist says providers have moral reasons for offering abortions, in essay published in New England Journal of Medicine. (2012-09-13)
Pregnancies ending in abortion do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer
Results of a major international collaboration investigating the relationship between abortion and breast cancer are published in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2004-03-25)
Women in developed world still face many barriers to early abortion
Women in developed countries still find it very difficult to get an abortion in early pregnancy, despite facing fewer legal constraints than in other parts of the world, concludes an analysis of the available evidence, published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. (2015-06-25)
Abortion does not raise risk of depression
Claims that terminating an unwanted first pregnancy raises the risk of depression is called into question in a study published online by the BMJ today. (2005-10-27)
Nepal: 15 years after legalizing abortions, gaps in access, equity, quality continue to exist
Nepal is often heralded as a model of successful implementation and rapid scale-up of safe abortion services. (2017-06-08)
Online abortion service can offer alternative to unsafe methods to end pregnancy
Early medical abortion using online telemedicine can offer an alternative to unsafe methods to end a pregnancy for women in countries where access to safe abortion is restricted, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2017-05-16)
More protests against abortion pill
After a ten-year fight, the anti-abortion pill is now legal in the US. (2000-10-24)
Are young men and women divided over housework, abortion?
Young people from 10 countries around the world have shared their views on housework and abortion issues in a new study from the University of Adelaide, Australia. (2008-08-13)
Welfare-Reform, Abortion-Restriction Policies
Create Paradoxical Outcome

Recent welfare reform legislation and new restrictions on abortion may have worked at cross purposes to boost the number of families headed by single mothers, according to a Penn State study. (1998-08-25)
Study: Vulnerable young women of color most likely to need abortion financial assistance
Abortion fund patients who get aid to help pay for abortions are younger and more likely to be African American when compared to general abortion patients in the US, according to the findings of a study just published online in the journal Social Work in Health Care. (2017-01-12)
Physicians Campaign Doomed Practice Of Midwifery
Why and how did midwives disappear from the United States by 1930? (1996-09-04)
Zika warnings lead to 'significant' increase in demand for abortion in Latin America
Health warnings about complications related to Zika virus significantly increased demand for abortions in Latin American countries, according to a new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2016-06-22)
National study: Abortion does not cause depression or low self-esteem in adolescents
A new study has determined that teenagers who have abortions are no more likely to become depressed or have low self-esteem than their peers whose pregnancies do not end in abortion. (2010-09-24)
High-quality family planning services stabilise abortion rate in Bangladesh
Results of a Bangladesh population study in this week's issue of THE LANCET highlight how the provision of high-quality family planning services can decrease population growth without an accompanying increase in rates of abortion. (2001-09-27)
Access to abortion in Africa and Latin America: a question of public health and social inequality
Aiming to gain a better understanding of the situation of abortion in Africa and Latin America, a research team jointly involving IRD and (2008-06-04)
First-trimester induced abortion not associated with increased risk of psychiatric readmission
First-time first-trimester induced abortion is not associated with an increased risk of readmission to psychiatric facilities among women with a history of a treated mental disorder, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2012-02-06)
Medical abortions obtained through online telemedicine shown to be effective, safe
Women in Ireland and Northern Ireland acquiring medical abortion pills through online telemedicine report successful terminations with low rates of adverse effects, according to new research published in The BMJ by Princeton University, the University of Texas at Austin and Women on Web. (2017-05-16)
The abortion mediation misoprostol -- under the tongue or vaginally, and how often?
Administration under the tongue of the abortion medication misoprostol is most effective when taken in three hour intervals, but this can cause more side effects than when taken every 12 hours. (2007-06-07)
Abortion care in the UK is 'heading towards a crisis,' warns expert
Abortion care in the UK is 'heading towards a crisis' and reform of the law is just one of the many obstacles that needs to be overcome, argues an expert in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. (2016-12-22)
Abortion -- where do we draw the line?
The 40th anniversary in October this year of the passing of the UK Abortion Act is certain to be marked by attempts to reopen the debate about lowering the upper limit for legal terminations. (2007-02-08)
Trained midwives and nurses can provide early medical abortion as safely and effectively as doctors
Properly trained auxiliary nurse midwives and nurses can provide early medical abortions as safely and effectively as doctors in developing countries, concludes an Article published online first in the Lancet. (2011-03-30)
Neither abortion nor miscarriage associated with breast cancer risk
Neither induced abortion nor spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) appears to be associated with breast cancer risk in premenopausal women, according to a report in the April 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2007-04-23)
Misoprostol substantially reduces serious complications in early termination of pregnancy
Cervical preparation with misoprostol reduces major complications of early surgical abortion by almost a third compared with placebo, according to new research published online first in the Lancet. (2012-03-07)
Trained midwives and doctor-assistants can provide first-trimester abortions as safely as doctors
Government-trained midwives and doctor-assistants can provide first-trimester abortions as safely as doctors in developing countries, according to an online article published today, Wednesday, Nov. (2006-11-28)
New research explores the red v. blue state knowledge about abortion
A new survey uncovers surprising findings regarding political polarization and knowledge about abortion and health. (2014-08-18)
UChicago study finds young women involve parent in abortion when anticipating support
A recent study from the Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Chicago found that pregnant teens will turn to parents and adults who are engaged in their lives and who will offer support, regardless of her pregnancy decision. (2014-09-15)
Fetuses cannot feel pain, says expert
There is good evidence that fetuses cannot feel pain, says an expert in this week's BMJ. (2006-04-13)
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