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What happens to women denied abortions? A scientific study.

Public health researchers with the UC San Francisco group Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) presented what they’d learned after two years of the planned five-year, longitudinal “Turnaway Study” at the recent American Public Health Association conference in San Francisco.

The researchers used data from 956 women who sought abortions at 30 different abortion clinics around the U.S. 182 of them were turned away. The researchers, led by Diana Greene Foster, followed and did intensive interviews with these women.   The study reveals what happens to their economic position, health, and relationship status after seeking an abortion and being denied it.

To read an article about the study with a summation of findings:

The read more about the Turnaway Study :

To learn more about the panels presented at the American Public Health Association conference go here: and here:

To learn more about Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) :


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