While the term “abortion doula” may not be widely known, these care workers have been around for a long time. Simply put, abortion doulas offer various forms of support to people as they go through the process of ending a pregnancy. With the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, figuring out how to obtain an… Continue reading What Does an Abortion Doula Do?
Polls and surveys have consistently shown that a majority of Americans support abortion rights and Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that established a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. Everyday Health’s readers are no exception. A recent Everyday Health poll found that two-thirds of readers said they don’t want the U.S. Supreme Court to… Continue reading EH Readers Want Roe to Stay, Support Abortion
While some people seek abortions because they don’t want to be a parent, others choose to terminate because continuing a pregnancy could put their life in danger. Termination may also be chosen because a fetus has lethal congenital abnormalities. With Roe overturned, and abortion access now determined by a patchwork of state laws, even people… Continue reading Conditions That Make Abortion Medically Necessary
Since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade on June 24, reversing the constitutional right to abortion, internet searches for abortion medication have skyrocketed, according to research published the same month in JAMA Internal Medicine. Although preliminary data has not yet been released, more women are presumably seeking abortion pills online since they may… Continue reading Can I Take the Abortion Pill at Home?
Medication abortions are a safe way to end pregnancy up to 12 weeks, according to the World Health Organization. In the traditional healthcare model, pregnancy is confirmed through urine, blood, or ultrasound tests before patients receive two medications to induce a miscarriage: mifepristone, which blocks the body from producing the hormone progesterone, and misoprostol right… Continue reading How to Get the Abortion Pill Online
Medical abortion is when a pregnant person takes medication to end a pregnancy. It differs from a surgical abortion, in which tissue from the pregnancy is removed from the uterus during a surgical procedure. Another term for medical abortion is Plan C. What Is a Medical Abortion? Medication to terminate a pregnancy typically involves two… Continue reading Abortion Pills and Medical Abortion Facts
An abortion involves using surgery or taking medicines to end a pregnancy. It’s also sometimes referred to as termination of pregnancy, per MedlinePlus. According to Planned Parenthood, about 1 in every 4 people who can get pregnant in the United States will have an abortion by the time they’re 45 years old. Why Is an Abortion Performed?… Continue reading What Is Abortion? Purpose, Risks, Preparation, Recovery
Medication abortions are just as safe when women have virtual visits to get prescriptions as when they make in-person appointments, a study found. Abortion pills have been legal in the United States for more than two decades as an option for ending pregnancies up to about 10 weeks’ gestation. But for most of this time,… Continue reading Abortion Pills Are Safe Without In-Person Exams
After last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned the federal right to abortion, individual states were left to decide whether to let people terminate their pregnancies. But now, a court fight in Amarillo, Texas, has the potential to restrict nationwide access to the most common type of abortion — even in firmly pro-choice… Continue reading Access to Abortion Pill Mifepristone in U.S. Hangs on Texas Court Case
I'm a sex educator, so when I hear falsehoods about abortion, birth control, and sexual health stated as fact, I cringe. Myths about abortions can percolate through society, impacting our sexual health, our decisions surrounding our bodies, and our laws. From the mouths of our older generations to our children, and from the benches of… Continue reading Abortion Myths and Realities According to Science