Jones, Rachel
K and Jenna Jerman. “Population Group Abortion Rates and Lifetime
Incidence of Abortion: United States, 2008-2014.” 

Abortion is a common medical procedure
and an important component of public health. In 2014, 926 190 abortions were
performed in the United States. The abortion rate was 14.6 abortions per 1000
women aged 15 to 44 years, meaning that in that year 1.5% of women of
reproductive age had an abortion. In 2008, it was estimated that 30% of women
aged 15 to 44 years old would have an abortion by age 45 years old. If the
prevailing rate continued, this figure is often used to demonstrate the
commonality of abortion .However, the abortion rate has declined substantially
since that time by 14% between 2011 and 2014. It is likely that the estimate of
the lifetime incidence of abortion has also declined.

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Roberts, Sarah
C. “A 21St-Century Public Health Approach to Abortion.”

Government public health agencies in
the 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, public
health agencies have found themselves tasked with defending, implementing, and
enforcing abortion-related laws that are not consistent with public health

Foster, Angel M. “No Exceptions: Documenting the Abortion
Experiences of US Peace Corps Volunteers.”

1979, US federal
appropriations bills have prohibited the use of federal funds from
covering abortion care
for Peace Corps volunteers. There are no exceptions unlike other groups that
receive health care through US federal funding streams. Also including
Medicaid recipients, federal employees, and women in federal prisons. Abortion care is not covered for volunteers even in
cases of life endangerment, rape, or incest. We interviewed 433 returned Peace
Corps volunteers to document opinions of, perceptions about, and experiences
with obtaining abortion care.
Results regarding the abortion experiences
of Peace Corps volunteers. Especially those who were raped bear witness to a
profound 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 the
reasons women seek abortion are complex and interrelated, similar to those
found in previous studies. While some women stated only one factor that
contributed to their desire to terminate their pregnancies. Others pointed to a
myriad of factors that cumulatively, resulted in their seeking abortion. As
indicated by the differences we observed among women’s reasons by individual
characteristics. Women seek abortion for reasons related to their circumstances
including their social status, age, health, parity and marital status. It is
important that policy makers consider women’s motivations for choosing
abortion. As decisions to support or oppose such legislation could have
profound effects on the health. Outcomes and life trajectories of women facing
unwanted pregnancies.



Alemayehu, Mussie, “Determinants of
Repeated Abortion among Women of Reproductive Age Attending Health Facilities
in Northern Ethiopia

Every year, an
estimated 19 to 20 million unsafe abortions take place almost all in developing
countries leading to 68,000 deaths and millions more injured many permanently.
Many women throughout the world experience more than one abortion in their
lifetimes. Repeat abortion is an indicator of the larger problem of unintended
pregnancy. This study aimed to identify determinants of repeat abortion in
Tigray Region, Ethiopia.

Sisson, Gretchen and Katrina Kimport.
“Doctors and Witches, Conscience and Violence: Abortion Provision on
American Television.”

entertainment may reflect and produce as well as potentially contest stigma
regarding abortion provision. Knowledge of how providers are portrayed on
screen is needed to improve understanding of how depictions may contribute to
the stigmatization of real providers. All abortion provision plotlines on
American television from 2005 to 2014 were identify end through Internet
searches. Plotlines were assessed in their entirety and coded for genre,
abortion provision space, provider characteristics, method of provision, and
occurrence of violence. Inductive content analysis was used to identify themes
in how these features were depicted.