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John Yeh  
Harvard Medical School 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
USA

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Abortion Services in the United States: Trends and Dangers

Author(s): Peggy Peng Ye, Nilda L. Moreno-Ruiz.

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Abstract:

Abortion is one of the most common procedures in the US, with over 1.06 million performed, in 2011. The number of abortion providers has decreased by 40% since 1981, resulting in 89% of counties without a provider. Efforts to counteract this decline include legislation to expand the types of abortion providers and training programs to support residents in a dedicated family planning rotation. However, states are increasingly passing laws impacting abortion access, from gestational age limits, TRAP laws, and funding restrictions. This article reviews the incidence of abortion in the United States and explores the myriad of factors affecting the availability of abortion services.

Keywords: Abortion, barriers, conscientious objection, hyde amendment, legislation, TRAP laws.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 10
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2014
Page: [52 - 59]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1573404811666150214003747
Price: $58