Stephanie Lambert, MD, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York

This retrospective cohort study aims to determine the effect of cervical preparation with osmotic dilators plus adjuvant overnight mifepristone compared to same-day misoprostol prior to dilation and evacuation between 18 0/7 and 21 6/7 weeks’ gestation on procedure time and other important clinical outcomes. Our sample size (n=574) will also allow greater numbers to describe important but uncommon ...Read more >

Bianca Stifani, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

This a survey study of Irish general practitioners and OB-GYNs which examines their willingness and ability to participate in abortion services in the context of recent legal change.

Courtney Kerestes, MD, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Varying delivery models for abortion care is a promising way to increase access to abortion, which Gynuity is currently demonstrating through their TelAbortion project, which includes mailing mifepristone and misoprostol directly to the patient after a screening process and videoconference counseling session. The objectives of this study are to 1) understand what circumstances and barriers ...Read more >

Nisha Verma, MD, Emory University

Background: Georgia (GA) is currently facing a crisis in maternal and reproductive health. The unintended pregnancy and teen pregnancy rates in GA surpass the national average, and GA leads the country in maternal mortality rates. In 2014, 96% of Georgia counties had no clinics that provided abortion, and 58% of GA women lived in those ...Read more >

Aishat Olatunde, MD, University of Washington

Twenty percent of clinically recognized pregnancies result in early pregnancy loss (EPL). One of the most common symptoms of EPL, vaginal bleeding in pregnancy, accounts for 2% of all visits to the emergency department (ED) every year. Treatment options that can be offered to patients in the ED include expectant, medical, or surgical management. All ...Read more >

Stephanie Frazin, MD, University of California, San Francisco

This is a mixed-methods study to better understand emergency department provider knowledge, attitudes and practices around abortion and self-managed abortion. We will conduct a cross-sectional mixed-methods study. This will be conducted with explanatory design where an initial quantitative survey of emergency department providers will be administered with the goal of informing development of questions for ...Read more >

Payal Patel, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

As technology is becoming more integrated into medical care, many specialties are utilizing mobile health (mHealth) and electronic health (eHealth). The benefits have been shown in prenatal care, management of chronic respiratory diseases, and in improving health in older adults, for example. Internationally, abortion hotlines have been used for the provision of medication abortion. Carafem ...Read more >

Christina Jung, MD, University of California, Los Angeles

This qualitative study will recruit participants from an ongoing study at UCLA (PI: Korotkaya) looking at two, high-volume urban clinical sites in Los Angeles operated by Family Planning Associates (FPA) to assess the proportion of patients who have previously visited crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) and experienced delays in time to abortion. So far, about 30% ...Read more >

Namrata Mastey, MD, University of California, Davis

The goal of this study is to better understand the current components of perinatal palliative care, and whether this model might be useful to families opting to terminate pregnancies affected by lethal/severely morbid fetal anomalies. We hypothesize that perinatal palliative care services are heterogenous, depending on their location (state) and association (affiliation with an academic ...Read more >

Gabriela Aguilar, MD, MPH, Yale University

We propose an exploratory study to examine patients’ experiences of race/ethnicity-based discrimination while receiving abortion care.