Association Between Distance to Abortion Facility, Outcome When Seeking Abortion Online

JAMA Network Open


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About The Study: In this study of 856 individuals considering abortion and seeking abortion care online, living 50 miles or more from an abortion facility was associated with still being pregnant (still seeking an abortion or planning to continue pregnancy) four weeks later.

Authors: Ushma D. Upadhyay, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the University of California, San Francisco, is the corresponding author.



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