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dc.contributor.authorRoberts, S.C.M.
dc.contributor.authorKimport, K.
dc.contributor.authorKriz, R.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-17T13:21:16Z
dc.date.available2019-05-17T13:21:16Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85055206250&doi=10.1007%2fs13178-018-0359-4&partnerID=40&md5=7a0b80609c31aba43b640e770f2502be
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/9183
dc.description.abstractMost research about experiences considering and seeking abortion comes from women presenting at abortion clinics. This study examines experiences among women presenting at prenatal care. Five hundred eighty-nine women were recruited at their first prenatal visit in Southern Louisiana and Baltimore, Maryland. Participants completed self-administered iPad surveys and in-clinic structured interviews. Participants were asked if they had considered abortion for this pregnancy and, if so, reasons they did not obtain one. Twenty-eight percent of Louisiana and 34% of Maryland participants had considered abortion. Ten percent in Louisiana and 13% in Maryland had called an abortion clinic; 2% in Louisiana and 3% in Maryland had visited an abortion clinic. The most common reason for not having an abortion related to women's own decision-making, i.e. their personal preferences. Policy-related reasons were less common; but more participants who had considered abortion in Louisiana than Maryland reported a policy-related reason (primarily lack of funding for the abortion) as a reason (22% Louisiana, 2% Maryland, p < 0.001). Recruiting in prenatal care is a feasible way to find women who considered, but did not obtain, an abortion for their current pregnancy. Women's own preferences were the primary reason for not obtaining an abortion across settings, but more in Louisiana than Maryland faced policy-related barriers to abortion. Copyright 2018, The Author(s).en_US
dc.description.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13178-018-0359-4en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSexuality Research and Social Policy
dc.subjectAbortionen_US
dc.subjectHealth care accessen_US
dc.subjectPolicyen_US
dc.subjectPregnancyen_US
dc.titleConsideration of and Reasons for Not Obtaining Abortion Among Women Entering Prenatal Care in Southern Louisiana and Baltimore, Marylanden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13178-018-0359-4


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