EXPLAINED: Parental Involvement Requirements for Minors Seeking Abortion

Dr. Lauren Ralph, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research on the requirements of parental involvement in minors seeking abortion.

For more information, watch the extended lecture version and download the video companion materials.

The following links provided the research used in this video:

Altindag O, Joyce T. Judicial Bypass for Minors Seeking Abortions in Arkansas Versus Other States. Am J Public Health. 2017;107(8):1266-1271.
Blum R, Resnick M, Stark T. The impact of a parental notification law on adolescent abortion decision making. Am J Public Health. 1987; 77:619-620.
Cartoof VG, Klerman LV. Parental consent for abortion: impact of the Massachusetts law. Am J Public Health. 1986;76:397-400.
Colman S, Joyce T. Minors’ behavioral responses to parental involvement laws: delaying abortion until age 18. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2009;41:119-26.
Dennis A, Henshaw SK, Joyce T, Finer LB, Blanchard K. The impact of laws requiring parental involvment for abortion: A literature review. New York, NY: Guttmacher Institute 2009.
Hasselbacher LA, Dekleva A, Tristan S, Gilliam ML. Factors influencing parental involvement among minors seeking an abortion: a qualitative study. Am J Public Health. 2014;104:2207-11
Henshaw SK, Kost K. Parental involvement in minors’ abortion decisions. Fam Plann Perspect. 1992;24:196-207, 13.
Joyce T, Kaestner R, Colman S. Changes in abortions and births and the Texas parental notification law. N Engl J Med. 2006;354:1031-8.
Parental Involvement in Minors Abortion: State Policies In Brief. New York, NY: Guttmacher Institute; 2018.
Ralph L, King E, Belusa E, Foster DG, Brindis CD, Biggs MA. The impact of a parental notification requirement on Illinois minors’ access to and decision-making around abortion. J Adolesc Health. 2018; March
Roberts SC, Gould H, Kimport K, Weitz TA, Foster DG. Out-of-pocket costs and insurance coverage for abortion in the United States. Womens Health Issues. 2014;24:e211-8.
Upadhyay UD, Weitz TA, Jones RK, Barar RE, Foster DG. Denial of abortion because of provider gestational age limits in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2014;104:1687-94.