Science is a public good and knowledge is a source of power.
The Society of Family Planning compiles summaries of research — what the science says — on key topics to serve as a resource to members and advocates and to contribute to the goal of ensuring that the evidence base informs advocacy and decision-making. Often, but not always, Society members have conducted the research. We update these documents as new research is published.
Misoprostol Only is Safe and Effective
(Updated: March 16, 2023)
A high-level summary of key evidence regarding the use of misoprostol only. Clinical guidance on medication abortion, including a Society-endorsed misoprostol-only sample protocol, is also available.
Abortion is Essential Healthcare
(Updated: November 22, 2022)
A high-level summary of what happens when abortion is out of reach.
A Safe Abortion That Works for You
A video that presents the several abortion options that pregnant people can safely choose from– from self-managed abortion to clinic-based care– as underscored by science. Please share with your networks using the hashtag #ScienceSays.