ANSIRH Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) is a collaborative research group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Check out ANSIRH's Diana Greene Foster on Fresh Air with Terry Gross! "When a woman says she can't afford to have a chil...
06/17/2020
Study Examines The Lasting Effects Of Having — Or Being Denied — An Abortion

Check out ANSIRH's Diana Greene Foster on Fresh Air with Terry Gross! "When a woman says she can't afford to have a child, she actually does better if she's able to wait to have a child. Even just a few years. Her child is less likely to be raised in poverty."

In The Turnaway Study, Diana Greene Foster shares research conducted over 10 years with about 1,000 women who had or were denied abortions, tracking impacts on mental, physical and economic health.

ANSIRH's Dr. Daniel Grossman on the potential long-term health risks of U.S. police using tear gas: "There are few publi...
06/16/2020
Tear Gas Has Been Linked To Miscarriage, So Why Are Police Still Using It?

ANSIRH's Dr. Daniel Grossman on the potential long-term health risks of U.S. police using tear gas: "There are few published studies about the safety and harmful effects of tear gas in general, and even less about the effects on pregnant people."

The use of tear gas as a crowd-control agent has come under increasing scrutiny amid nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism. Health officials have repeatedly warned that tear gas can have long-term health consequences and…

Our Turnaway Study found that women experience physical, emotional, and socioeconomic harm when they are denied wanted a...
06/11/2020

Our Turnaway Study found that women experience physical, emotional, and socioeconomic harm when they are denied wanted abortions.

Get the full findings with our brand new factsheet: https://bit.ly/3eBBRut and website: turnawaystudy.com

"Police violence is a reproductive justice issue because a mother's care for her child starts with their first breath an...
06/06/2020
Police Violence Is a Reproductive Justice Issue

"Police violence is a reproductive justice issue because a mother's care for her child starts with their first breath and does not end with their last."

Women must not only have the right to choose abortion, but also the right to choose to bring a child into this world and raise them in an environment free from violence.

Women have always needed—and sought—abortions. In 1955, nearly two decades before Roe v. Wade would be decided, experts ...
06/01/2020

Women have always needed—and sought—abortions. In 1955, nearly two decades before Roe v. Wade would be decided, experts estimated that between 200,000 and 1.2 million abortions were occurring each year. Learn more from our new abortion history timeline: bit.ly/AbortionTimeline

.@DrDGrossman on the immediate danger of #COVID19 abortion bans: “Without access to safe, facility-based abortion care, ...
05/15/2020
How COVID-19 complicated an already complex abortion access issue in the South

[email protected] on the immediate danger of #COVID19 abortion bans: “Without access to safe, facility-based abortion care, some patients may choose unsafe methods and would have to show up to the emergency room, further burdening the health care system.” https://bit.ly/3cyPvxQ

In the South where the rules about who can access abortion care vary from state to the state, COVID-19 has sewn another layer of confusion.

What if clinicians could provide abortion during #COVID19 without in-person contact? They can! ANSIRH's @DrDGrossman, @U...
05/15/2020
No-Test Medication Abortion Increases Safety and Access During COVID-19 - Ms. Magazine

What if clinicians could provide abortion during #COVID19 without in-person contact? They can! ANSIRH's @DrDGrossman, @UshmaU, & colleagues have designed a method for safely providing medication abortion without any unnecessary tests by using telemedicine: https://bit.ly/3bua6lD

A new study proposes a medication abortion protocol to enable clinicians to administer medication to patients without any tests or in-person encounters.

#COVID19 bans on abortion aren't based on science. Anu Kapadia & @alizanorwood note in @MsMagazine that abortion is extr...
05/15/2020
Abortion Bans Are Bad Medicine—Especially During a Pandemic - Ms. Magazine

#COVID19 bans on abortion aren't based on science. Anu Kapadia & @alizanorwood note in @MsMagazine that abortion is extremely safe, citing our research that shows abortion has fewer complications than wisdom teeth removal, tonsillectomy, or colonoscopy. https://bit.ly/2Z5HBIv

Abortion bans will not help our collective efforts to protect patients and healthcare workers—but they will increase the risk of death and injury to women.

"We say we care about moms & babies & families, and we know that maternal-child health is an indicator of the health of ...
05/14/2020
S2E5: Black Women and Health Equity: Spotlight on Black Maternal Health and COVID-19

"We say we care about moms & babies & families, and we know that maternal-child health is an indicator of the health of a nation...so why do we have such poor outcomes?"

ANSIRH's @mclemoremr talking #MaternalJustice with @thePhDandMe on @citeblackwomen https://bit.ly/2zUoyGf

CBW Collective member Dr. Whitney Pirtle speaks with Dr. Monica McLemore about her career trajectory, moving from her long-time position as a clinical public health nurse to becoming a prominent resea

A coalition led by @TheNWHN is urging @US_FDA to increase at-home access to abortion by easing unneeded restrictions on ...
05/14/2020
Women Must Be Able To Have Abortions At Home During Coronavirus, Says NWHN

A coalition led by @TheNWHN is urging @US_FDA to increase at-home access to abortion by easing unneeded restrictions on medication abortion—and science agrees! Our research found that providing medication abortion with telemedicine is safe & effective. https://bit.ly/2SXKVRT

The National Women’s Health Network, in coalition with other organizations, has urged the FDA to make the abortion pill available for people to access where they’ll be having the abortion—at home. The global pandemic doesn’t change the fact that people will need access to medical abortions.

05/14/2020

[email protected]'s @JodySteinauer: "Abortion care falls into the category of time-sensitive & essential health care...the chance of complications increases the longer you wait...the cost of the procedure also goes up the longer you wait." #AbortionIsEssential https://bit.ly/3cjTxdc

.@KathaPollitt: "Since Roe v. Wade...more than 1,200 restrictions have been passed at the state & federal levels...As [O...
05/13/2020

[email protected]: "Since Roe v. Wade...more than 1,200 restrictions have been passed at the state & federal levels...As [Obstacle Course] authors @dsc250 & @carolejoffe note, 42% of women now live in states that are hostile or very hostile to abortion." https://wapo.st/2T1L32R

.@KathaPollitt: "Since Roe v. Wade...more than 1,200 restrictions have been passed at the state & federal levels...As [O...
05/13/2020

[email protected]: "Since Roe v. Wade...more than 1,200 restrictions have been passed at the state & federal levels...As [Obstacle Course] authors @dsc250 & @carolejoffe note, 42% of women now live in states that are hostile or very hostile to abortion." https://wapo.st/2T1L32R

05/13/2020
Abortion could be "profoundly" impacted in 15 states depending on upcoming Supreme Court ruling, study shows

New analysis from @Guttmacher's @ElizNash & @1MegDonovan has found that 15 states are likely to drastically cut abortion access if #SCOTUS decides to allow medically-unnecessary restrictions like the one at the center of #JunevRusso: https://cbsn.ws/2AkH5Mf

A new study shared exclusively with CBS News shows abortion access could be heavily restricted in more than a dozen states depending on the Supreme Court's decision in June Medical Services v. Russo.

Outpatient clinics provide most abortions, but for patients with complex medical needs, hospital procedures are the only...
05/13/2020

Outpatient clinics provide most abortions, but for patients with complex medical needs, hospital procedures are the only option. ANSIRH's @lori_freedman and Corinne Rocca found 57% of Ob-Gyn teaching hospitals restrict abortion even more than state law: http://ow.ly/7pTp50zEsOr

This Thursday: Don't miss @NCLRights' online chat on "Obstacle Course" about the barriers to abortion access in the U.S....
05/12/2020
An Online Chat: The "Obstacle Course" of Abortion Access in America: RSVP Now to Join the Virtual Discussion on May 14, 2020!

This Thursday: Don't miss @NCLRights' online chat on "Obstacle Course" about the barriers to abortion access in the U.S. featuring @dsc250 & ANSIRH's @carolejoffe!

May 14th at 3pm ET / 12pm PT: actnow.io/1OrK2in

I just RSVPd for An Online Chat: The "Obstacle Course" of Abortion Access in America hosted by #NCLR! If you want to join for this exciting interactive discussion with #NCLR Policy Dir. Julianna Gonen, and authors David S. Cohen & Carole Joffe, RSVP online now!

During #COVID19, it matters that women can access abortion care wherever possible—but our research has found that 57% of...
05/12/2020

During #COVID19, it matters that women can access abortion care wherever possible—but our research has found that 57% of OB-GYN teaching hospitals limit abortion even more than their state laws. #AbortionIsEssential http://ow.ly/yWOn50zD9jx

#COVID19 abortion restrictions have forced many patients to seek care in Colorado. Our research with @NursingCU shows CO...
05/11/2020
Colorado clinics perform more abortions due to COVID-19 restrictions in other states

#COVID19 abortion restrictions have forced many patients to seek care in Colorado. Our research with @NursingCU shows CO's nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives & physician assistants could increase capacity: https://bit.ly/2xKF3E8 #NationalNursesWeek https://kdvr.com/news/coronavirus/colorado-clinics-perform-more-abortions-due-to-covid-19-restrictions-in-other-states/

DENVER (KDVR) — More abortions are happening in Colorado due to the pandemic, according to Planned Parenthood. COVID-19 regulations outside Colorado are forcing more women to travel across st…

New research from ANSIRH's @lori_freedman and Corinne Rocca found that 57% of OB-GYN teaching hospitals, mostly in the S...
05/11/2020

New research from ANSIRH's @lori_freedman and Corinne Rocca found that 57% of OB-GYN teaching hospitals, mostly in the South and Midwest, restrict abortion care even further than their state laws—and reduce access in doing so. #AbortionIsEssential http://ow.ly/ckkc50zD8K3

ANSIRH's @carolejoffe for @womensmediacntr: "The economic devastation that the [#COVID19] pandemic has brought, with so ...
05/11/2020
Coronavirus crisis magnifies existing challenges to abortion access - Women’s Media Center

ANSIRH's @carolejoffe for @womensmediacntr: "The economic devastation that the [#COVID19] pandemic has brought, with so many Americans losing their jobs, makes coming up with the money for the procedure...that much harder..." https://bit.ly/3frbc4N

The many unnecessary barriers to abortion access in the U.S. have grown exponentially during the pandemic, forcing providers and patients to adapt.

Data says to #FreeThePill! Research from @IbisRH's Kate Grindlay Kelly and ANSIRH's @DrDGrossman & @Dianagfoster found t...
05/09/2020

Data says to #FreeThePill! Research from @IbisRH's Kate Grindlay Kelly and ANSIRH's @DrDGrossman & @Dianagfoster found that 1/3 of abortion patients who were not using birth control said they would be more likely to if it were available over-the-counter: http://ow.ly/Pf4M50zBfJq

#MothersDay is coming up, so we're talking maternal-child health! Did you know that most women who have abortions are mo...
05/07/2020
When a woman wants an abortion but can’t get it, the children she already has suffer the consequences

#MothersDay is coming up, so we're talking maternal-child health! Did you know that most women who have abortions are mothers? Our #TurnawayStudy found that when women have control over the timing of their pregnancies, their children are better off. https://lat.ms/35A4BR0

When women are denied abortions, it doesn’t just affect their lives, it also affects the lives of the kids they already have, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Pediatrics.

#MothersDay is quickly approaching so here's a #MaternalJustice reminder from @mclemoremr: Using #COVID19 to ban pregnan...
05/06/2020
COVID-19 Is No Reason to Abandon Pregnant People

#MothersDay is quickly approaching so here's a #MaternalJustice reminder from @mclemoremr: Using #COVID19 to ban pregnant people from having doulas or partners in the room during labor & birth puts vulnerable populations at a greater risk of mistreatment. https://bit.ly/2WwWXmn

New rules prohibiting spouses or doulas during labor and delivery in many New York City hospitals are putting vulnerable populations at greater risk

#COVID19 has created further demand to expand the use of telemedicine for medication abortion. And there's no reason why...
04/28/2020
Abortion by Telemedicine: A Growing Option as Access to Clinics Wanes

#COVID19 has created further demand to expand the use of telemedicine for medication abortion. And there's no reason why that shouldn't happen: our research with @IbisRH found using telemedicine to provide abortion with pills is both safe & effective. https://nyti.ms/3bPvQtc

The coronavirus has created a surge in demand for telemedicine of all types — including for a quietly expanding program for terminating pregnancies.

With #COVID19 further restricting abortion access, ANSIRH's @DrDGrossman @UshmaU and colleagues have released an updated...
04/28/2020

With #COVID19 further restricting abortion access, ANSIRH's @DrDGrossman @UshmaU and colleagues have released an updated method of providing abortion pills that eliminates unnecessary tests and reduces exposure for both patients and providers: https://bit.ly/3atOTaM

.@katiecouric and ANSIRH's @mclemoremr discuss structural racism and its role in the United States' maternal mortality c...
04/27/2020

[email protected] and ANSIRH's @mclemoremr discuss structural racism and its role in the United States' maternal mortality crisis on the latest episode of Next Question: https://apple.co/2SclM5r #BlackMamasMatter

"#COVID19 is giving opponents of abortion a very quick way to do what 50 yrs of litigation has not been able to do...Roe...
04/27/2020
Progressive Forum - 90.1 KPFT

"#COVID19 is giving opponents of abortion a very quick way to do what 50 yrs of litigation has not been able to do...Roe v. Wade is still the law of the land. Coronavirus is giving red states a very instant way to [ban abortion]"—ANSIRH'S @carolejoffe

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Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Jane Henney says the agency overregulates abortion pills, & we agree. Unnecessary restrictio...
04/27/2020
FDA Should Lift Abortion Pill Restrictions, Says Former Agency Head

Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Jane Henney says the agency overregulates abortion pills, & we agree. Unnecessary restrictions make medication abortion much harder to access—especially during #COVID19.

Full thread from @DrDGrossman: https://bit.ly/2VEYKGB

http://ow.ly/xZnY50zq2RB

Jane Henney says the restrictions are dangerous during a pandemic because they require unnecessary travel and contact between patients and providers.

Providing abortion does NOT deplete hospital resources. Abortion care requires little #PPE and is an extremely safe proc...
04/24/2020

Providing abortion does NOT deplete hospital resources. Abortion care requires little #PPE and is an extremely safe procedure with a very low complication rate. Using #COVID19 to ban abortion just isn't based in science.

More from @DrDGrossman: https://bit.ly/3eBEmxK

ANSIRH's @DrDGrossman @UshmaU & colleagues just released a new remote protocol for safely providing medication abortion....
04/24/2020

ANSIRH's @DrDGrossman @UshmaU & colleagues just released a new remote protocol for safely providing medication abortion. By removing medically-unnecessary testing, it could expand access during #COVID19 & beyond.

Read the full text in @ContraceptionJL: https://bit.ly/3atOTaM

NONE of these attempts to ban abortion during #COVID19 are evidence-based:1️⃣ Abortion is time-sensitive & harder to acc...
04/23/2020
In these states, pandemic crisis response includes attempts to stop abortion

NONE of these attempts to ban abortion during #COVID19 are evidence-based:
1️⃣ Abortion is time-sensitive & harder to access as time passes.
2️⃣ Abortion is extremely safe & doesn’t use hospital resources.
3️⃣ Abortion requires very little #PPE.

Several states have tried to ban abortions as part of emergency orders against elective medical procedures and nonessential businesses. Abortion rights supporters said the changes put unfair burdens on women.

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