EXPLAINED: Abortion Research & Policy Course

This series features lectures with experts highlighting the impact of abortion restrictions on women and providers in the United States. If you’re looking for shorter videos, watch the short series and view the infographics.

 

EXPLAINED: Effects of Abortion on Women’s Mental Health Lecture

Dr. Antonia Biggs, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research on the effects of abortion on women’s mental health.

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The following links provided the research used in this video:

Adler NE, David HP, Major BN, Roth SH, Russo NF, Wyatt GE. Psychological responses after abortion. 1990;248(4951):41-4.
American Psychological Association Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion. Report of the APA Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion. Washington, DC: The American Psychological Association; 2008.
Biggs MA, Gould H, Foster DG. Understanding why women seek abortions in the US. BMC Women’s Health. 2013;13(1):29.
Biggs MA, Upadhyay UD, Steinberg JR, Foster DG. Does abortion reduce self-esteem and life satisfaction? Qual Life Res. 2014;23(9):2505-13.
Charles VE, Polis CB, Sridhara SK, Blum RW. Abortion and long-term mental health outcomes: a systematic review of the evidence. Contraception. 2008;78(6):436-50.
Foster DG, Steinberg JR, Roberts SC, Neuhaus J, Biggs MA. A comparison of depression and anxiety symptom trajectories between women who had an abortion and women denied one. Psychol Med. 2015:1-10.
State policies in brief: Counseling and waiting periods for abortion. New York, NY: Guttmacher Institute; March 2016.
Koop CE. A measured response: Koop on abortion. Fam Plann Perspect. 1989;21(1):31-2.
National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Induced abortion and mental health: a systematic review of the mental health outcomes of induced abortion, including their prevalence and associated factors. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists; 2011.
Robinson GE, Stotland NL, Nadelson CC. Abortion and mental health: guidelines for proper scientific conduct ignored. Br J Psychiatry. 2012;200(1):78-80.
Robinson GE, Stotland NL, Russo NF, Lang JA, Occhiogrosso M. Is there an ‘abortion trauma syndrome’? Critiquing the evidence. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2009;17(4):268-90.
Steinberg JR, Trussell J, Hall KS, Guthrie K. Fatal flaws in a recent meta-analysis on abortion and mental health. Contraception. 2012;86(5):430-7.
Stotland NL. Induced abortion and adolescent mental health. Curr Opin Obstet. Gynecol. 2011;23(5):340-3.

EXPLAINED: Impact of Restrictions on Clinical Practice Lecture

Dr. Carole Joffe, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research on the impact of restrictions on clinical practice.

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The following links provided the research used in this video:

Borgmann CE. Abortion Exceptionalism and Undue Burden Preemption. Washington and Lee Law Review. 2014;71(2).
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers. Guttmacher Institute; 2017.

EXPLAINED: Who Can Safely Provide Abortion? Lecture

Dr. Monica McLemore, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research on who can safely provide abortions.

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The following links provided the research used in this video:

Aztlan-James EA, McLemore M, Taylor D. Multiple Unintended Pregnancies in U.S. Women: A Systematic Review. Womens Health Issues.
Freedman L, Battistelli MF, Gerdts C, McLemore M. Radical or routine? Nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and physician assistants as abortion providers. Reprod Health Matters. 2015;23(45):90-92.
McLemore M, Levi A. Nurses and care of women seeking abortions, 1971 to 2011. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2011;40(6):672-677.
McLemore MR, Desai S, Freedman L, James EA, Taylor D. Women know best–findings from a thematic analysis of 5,214 surveys of abortion care experience. Womens Health Issues. 2014;24(6):594-599.
McLemore MR, Kools S, Levi AJ. Calculus formation: nurses’ decision-making in abortion-related care. Res Nurs Health. 2015;38(3):222-231.
Taylor D, Postlethwaite D, Desai S, et al. Multiple determinants of the abortion care experience: from the patient’s perspective. Am J Med Qual. 2013;28(6):510-518.
Upadhyay UD, Desai S, Zlidar V, et al. Incidence of emergency department visits and complications after abortion. Obstet Gynecol. 2015;125(1):175-183.
Weitz TA, Taylor D, Upadhyay UD, Desai S, Battistelli M. Research informs abortion care policy change in California. Am J Public Health. 2014;104(10):e3-4.

EXPLAINED: State Regulation of Medication Abortion Lecture

Dr. Ushma Upadhyay, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research on the state regulation of medication abortion.

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The following links provided the research used in this video:

Chong E, Frye LJ, Castle J, Dean G, Kuehl L, Winikoff B. A prospective, non-randomized study of home use of mifepristone for medical abortion in the U.S. 2015;92(3):215-219.
Clinical Practice Handbook for Safe Abortion. World Health Organization; 2014.
Greene MF, Drazen JM. A New Label for Mifepristone. N Eng J Med. 2016;374(23):2281-2282.
Grossman D, Grindlay K, Buchacker T, Lane K, Blanchard K. Effectiveness and acceptability of medical abortion provided through telemedicine. Obstet Gynecol. 2011;118(2 Pt 1):296-303.
Grossman DA, Grindlay K, Buchacker T, Potter JE, Schmertmann CP. Changes in service delivery patterns after introduction of telemedicine provision of medical abortion in Iowa. Am J Public Health. 2013;103(1):73-78.
Mitka M. Some men who take Viagra die–why? 2000;283(5):590, 593.
Ostapowicz G, Fontana RJ, Schiodt FV, et al. Results of a prospective study of acute liver failure at 17 tertiary care centers in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2002;137(12):947-954.
Spitz IM, Bardin CW, Benton L, Robbins A. Early pregnancy termination with mifepristone and misoprostol in the United States. N Eng J Med. 1998;338(18):1241-1247.
Upadhyay UD, Desai S, Zlidar V, et al. Incidence of emergency department visits and complications after abortion. Obstet Gynecol. 2015;125(1):175-183.
Upadhyay UD, Johns NE, Combellick SL, Kohn JE, Keder LM, Roberts SC. Comparison of Outcomes before and after Ohio’s Law Mandating Use of the FDA-Approved Protocol for Medication Abortion: A Retrospective Cohort Study. PLoS Med. 2016;13(8):e1002110.
Winikoff B, Westhoff C. Fifteen years: looking back and looking forward. 2015;92(3):177-178.

EXPLAINED: Abortion Safety in the United States Lecture

Dr. Dan Grossman, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research on abortion safety in the United States.

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The following links provided the research used in this video:

Grimes DA, et al. (2006). “Unsafe abortion: the preventable pandemic.
Texas Policy Evaluation Project: Research Brief. (2016). “Change in number of physicians providing abortion care in Texas after HB2.

EXPLAINED: Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers Lecture

Dr. Dan Grossman, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research on Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP Laws) in the United States.

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The following links provided the research used in this video:

 

EXPLAINED: Turnaway Study Lecture

Dr. Diana Greene Foster, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research from the Turnaway Study.

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The following links provided the research used in this video:

Roberts SCM, Gould H, Kimport K, Weitz TA, Foster DG. Out-of-Pocket Costs and Insurance Coverage for Abortion in the United States. March 2014. Women’s Health Issues, (24)2:3211-218.
Biggs MA, Gould H, Foster DG. Understanding why women seek abortions in the US. July 2013. BMC Women’s Health, 13:29.
Foster DG, Gerdts C, Korenman S, Ralph L, Roberts SCM. Effect of being denied a wanted abortion on women’s socioeconomic wellbeing. APHA abstract. https://apha.confex.com/apha/144am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/357932
Foster DG, Raifman S, Biggs MA. Effect of abortion receipt and denial on women’s existing and subsequent children. APHA abstract. https://apha.confex.com/apha/144am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/357832
For more information, review the annotated bibliography.

EXPLAINED: Abortion On Screen Lecture

Gretchen Sisson and Katrina Kimport, of the University of California San Francisco, explain the most up-to-date research on abortion and it’s portrayal in film and television.

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The following links provided the research used in this video:

Sisson G, Kimport K. “Depicting abortion access on American television, 2005-2015.” Feminism and Psychology. [in press]
Sisson G, Kimport K. “Doctors and Witches, Conscience and Violence: Abortion Provision on American Television.Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2016;48(4):161-8.
Sisson G, Kimport K. “Facts and fictions: Characters seeking abortion on American television, 2005-2014.Contraception. 2016;93(5):446-51.

EXPLAINED: Faith-Based Hospitals Lecture

Dr. Lori Freedman, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research on abortion policy in faith-based hospitals.

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The following links provided the research used in this video:

Chan LM, Westhoff CL. “Tubal sterilization trends in the United States.Fertil Steril. 2010;94(1):1-6.
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.” United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; 2009.
Freedman LR, Landy U, Steinauer J. “When there’s a heartbeat: miscarriage management in Catholic-owned hospitals.Am J Public Health. 2008;98(10):1774-8.
Freedman LR, Stulberg DB. “Conflicts in Care for Obstetric Complications in Catholic Hospitals.AJOB Primary Research. 2013;4(4):1-10.
Guiahi M, Westhoff CL, Summers S, Kenton K. “Training at a faith-based institution matters for obstetrics and gynecology residents: results from a regional survey.J Grad Med Educ. 2013;5(2):244-51.
Stulberg DB, Dude AM, Dahlquist I, Curlin FA. “Obstetrician-gynecologists, religious institutions, and conflicts regarding patient-care policies.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012;207(1):73.e1-5.
Stulberg DB, Hoffman Y, Dahlquist IH, Freedman LR. “Tubal ligation in Catholic hospitals: a qualitative study of ob-gyns’ experiences.Contraception. 2014;90(4):422-8.
Stulberg DB, Jackson RA, Freedman LR. “Referrals for Services Prohibited In Catholic Health Care Facilities.Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2016;48(3):111-7.
Uttley L, Reynertson S, Kenny L, Melling L. “Miscarriage of medicine: the growth of Catholic hospitals and the threat of reproductive health care.” The MergerWatch Project; the American Civil Liberties Union; 2013.
Wall BM. “American Catholic hospitals: A century of changing markets and missions.” New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press; 2011.

EXPLAINED: Do Women Need More Time to Decide? Lecture

Dr. Sarah Roberts, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research on abortion waiting periods in the United States.

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The following links provided the research used in this video: