Association of Texas Senate Bill 8 With Requests for Self-managed Medication Abortion

Article, Refereed Journal
JAMA Network Open
JAMA Open Network
On September 1, 2021, Senate Bill (SB) 8 went into effect in Texas. The law bans abortion with almost no exceptions after approximately 6 weeks of pregnancy,1 raising the question of whether more people in Texas sought to self-manage their abortions outside the formal health care setting. Since 2018, nonprofit service Aid Access has been providing self-managed medication abortion through online telemedicine in the US.2 The service operates outside the formal health care setting and is accessed through an online consultation form. A donation of $110 is requested but reduced amounts are accepted. Mifepristone and misoprostol are mailed to the requestor for home use, and an online help desk team is available for further information and support.
Research Topic
Reproductive Health