Jones, RachelK and Jenna Jerman. “Population Group Abortion Rates and LifetimeIncidence of Abortion: United States, 2008-2014.” Abortion is a common medical procedureand an important component of public health. In 2014, 926 190 abortions wereperformed in the United States.
The abortion rate was 14.6 abortions per 1000women aged 15 to 44 years, meaning that in that year 1.5% of women ofreproductive age had an abortion. In 2008, it was estimated that 30% of womenaged 15 to 44 years old would have an abortion by age 45 years old. If theprevailing rate continued, this figure is often used to demonstrate thecommonality of abortion .
However, the abortion rate has declined substantiallysince that time by 14% between 2011 and 2014. It is likely that the estimate ofthe lifetime incidence of abortion has also declined.Roberts, SarahC. “A 21St-Century Public Health Approach to Abortion.”Government public health agencies inthe United States have been involved with abortion for close to 50 years.Historically, these agencies have focused on abortion-related data collection,clinical quality improvement, and research synthesis.1–4 more recently, publichealth agencies have found themselves tasked with defending, implementing, andenforcing abortion-related laws that are not consistent with public healthframeworksFoster, Angel M.
“No Exceptions: Documenting the AbortionExperiences of US Peace Corps Volunteers.”Since1979, US federalappropriations bills have prohibited the use of federal funds fromcovering abortion carefor Peace Corps volunteers. There are no exceptions unlike other groups thatreceive health care through US federal funding streams. Also includingMedicaid recipients, federal employees, and women in federal prisons. Abortion care is not covered for volunteers even incases of life endangerment, rape, or incest.
We interviewed 433 returned PeaceCorps volunteers to document opinions of, perceptions about, and experienceswith obtaining abortion care.Results regarding the abortion experiencesof Peace Corps volunteers. Especially those who were raped bear witness to aprofound inequity and show that the time has come to lift the “no exceptions”funding ban on abortion coverage. Biggs, M.A.”Understanding Why Women Seek Abortions in the US.” The study findings demonstrate that thereasons women seek abortion are complex and interrelated, similar to thosefound in previous studies. While some women stated only one factor thatcontributed to their desire to terminate their pregnancies.
Others pointed to amyriad of factors that cumulatively, resulted in their seeking abortion. Asindicated by the differences we observed among women’s reasons by individualcharacteristics. Women seek abortion for reasons related to their circumstancesincluding their social status, age, health, parity and marital status.
It isimportant that policy makers consider women’s motivations for choosingabortion. As decisions to support or oppose such legislation could haveprofound effects on the health. Outcomes and life trajectories of women facingunwanted pregnancies. Alemayehu, Mussie, “Determinants ofRepeated Abortion among Women of Reproductive Age Attending Health Facilitiesin Northern EthiopiaEvery year, anestimated 19 to 20 million unsafe abortions take place almost all in developingcountries leading to 68,000 deaths and millions more injured many permanently.Many women throughout the world experience more than one abortion in theirlifetimes. Repeat abortion is an indicator of the larger problem of unintendedpregnancy.
This study aimed to identify determinants of repeat abortion inTigray Region, Ethiopia.Sisson, Gretchen and Katrina Kimport.”Doctors and Witches, Conscience and Violence: Abortion Provision onAmerican Television.”Popularentertainment may reflect and produce as well as potentially contest stigmaregarding abortion provision.
Knowledge of how providers are portrayed onscreen is needed to improve understanding of how depictions may contribute tothe stigmatization of real providers. All abortion provision plotlines onAmerican television from 2005 to 2014 were identify end through Internetsearches. Plotlines were assessed in their entirety and coded for genre,abortion provision space, provider characteristics, method of provision, andoccurrence of violence. Inductive content analysis was used to identify themesin how these features were depicted.