Science is a public good and knowledge is a source of power.
The Society of Family Planning compiles summaries of research — what the science says — on key topics to serve as a resource to members and advocates and to contribute to the goal of ensuring that the evidence base informs advocacy and decision-making. Often, but not always, Society members have conducted the research. We update these documents as new research is published.
Self-administered DMPA-SC is safe, feasible, and acceptable
(Drafted: October 10, 2023)
A high-level summary of key evidence on the safety, feasibility, and acceptability of self-administered subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC).
Telehealth medication abortion care is safe and effective
(Drafted: September 6, 2023)
A high-level summary of key evidence on the safety and effectiveness of telehealth medication abortion care.
Misoprostol only is safe and effective
(Updated: August 21, 2023)
Progestin-only pills are safe, effective, and appropriate for over-the-counter use
(Updated: June 30, 2023)
A high-level summary of key evidence related to over-the-counter use of progestin-only pills.
Abortion is essential healthcare
(Updated: November 22, 2022)
A high-level summary of what happens when abortion is out of reach.
A safe abortion that works for you
A video that presents the several abortion options that pregnant people can safely choose from– from self-managed abortion to clinic-based care– as underscored by science. Please share with your networks using the hashtag #ScienceSays.