Ashley Turner, MD, MSCI, Northwestern University

DMPA is available in both subcutaneous (DMPA-SC) and intramuscular (DMPA-IM) formulations. While DMPA-SC is only FDA-approved for provider-administration, the 2021 CDC Selected Practice Recommendations advised that DMPA-SC be made available for self-administration. Multiple prior studies have compared self-administered DMPA-SC to both provider-administered DMPA-SC and DMPA-IM and found that continuation rates for self-administered DMPA-SC are higher. ...Read more >

Bianca Allison, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Limitations on access to abortion in the United States will have specific and differential impacts on adolescents under age 18. Adolescents are more likely than adults to experience unplanned pregnancy and to have pregnancy end in abortion. A federal ruling that overturns or modifies the Roe v. Wade decision will likely result in people traveling ...Read more >

Rebecca Astatke, MPH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Native-Americans residing in Tribal lands face some of the greatest inequities in abortion access. With increased restrictions on abortions and increased funding for crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), access to family planning care is becoming more precarious. CPCs are anti-abortion organizations aiming to prevent low-income people from accessing abortion and contraception; CPCs may delay abortion care ...Read more >

Sarah Baum, MPH, Ibis Reproductive Health

In the United States (US), the legal landscape around abortion access has already created a health equity crisis that stands to worsen in the coming months. As a result of the shifting legal climate and the enforcement of Senate Bill 8 in Texas, activists in Mexico who provide abortion accompaniment have expanded their capacity to ...Read more >

Emily M. Godfrey, MD, MPH, University of Washington

Provision of abortion care varies widely among different states due to fragmented federal and state policies. As services become restricted in some states, patients are forced to seek care in other states where abortion access is available. We request the Society of Family Planning research funding to document the impact of Texas’s S.B.8 on abortion ...Read more >

Asha Hassan, MPH, Planned Parenthood North Central States

With impending SCOTUS decisions that may further limit access, it is crucial to understand how people most vulnerable to a changing legal abortion landscape are impacted. Despite the fragile legislative and judicial future for abortion in the US, the deregulation of medication abortion by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and tele-abortion access has great ...Read more >

Elizabeth Janiak, ScD, MA, MSc, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Though it is clear from historical precedent and contemporary practice that individuals will travel for abortion care if state-level abortion restrictions increase, it is unknown what factors will drive choice of state for travel, how people will experience interstate travel, and whether abortion accessibility among travelers will vary according to patient age, gender identity, socioeconomic ...Read more >

Caitlin Myers, PhD, Middlebury College

The proposed project will track abortion facility operations and appointment availability in the first 12 months following the expected reversal of Roe v. Wade. I will produce and update an online interactive web application—”The Abortion Atlas”—that allows users to explore the shifting landscape of abortion access as measured by travel distances, appointment availability, facilities per ...Read more >

Erin Smith, MA, Kentucky Health Justice Network

The Kentucky Health Justice Network (KHJN) and local researchers will explore the experiences and pregnancy outcomes of Kentucky abortion fund clients who experience significant economic barriers to abortion. Kentucky is among the most abortion-hostile states, with many existing restrictions on care and just two abortion facilities; Kentucky also has multiple abortion bans, any of which ...Read more >

Nisha Verma, MD, MPH, Emory University

Georgia, in addition to having one of the highest maternal morbidity and mortality rates in the country, heavily regulates abortion. Current data support an association between restricted access to safe and legal abortion and higher rates of maternal morbidity and mortality, with already vulnerable populations experiencing a disparate burden. Researchers have speculated that people with ...Read more >

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