Representatives of the World Health Organisation (WHO) have told the Oireachtas abortion committee that Ireland’s abortion laws did not meet international safety standards.
Some women are seeking abortion services outside the formal health care system in Great Britain, where abortion is legally available, citing reasons such as access barriers, privacy concerns and controlling circumstances, according to new research from Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School at UT Austin.
Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic, according to a new study.
Abortion pills are as safe as clinical abortion, according to new research from the LBJ School's Abigail AIken.
Women who don’t have access to reproductive health clinics can safely use telemedicine services to consult with a doctor and get drugs to terminate their pregnancy without surgery, suggests a study conducted by LBJ professor Abigail Aiken.
Online abortion services can offer an alternative to unsafe methods to end a pregnancy, research from LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken has suggested.
Women living in countries with strict anti-abortion laws have long turned to dangerous methods to end their pregnancies, but the internet has slowly changed the nature of “back-alley” abortions by making the abortion pill available to women worldwide. A new study from LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken is one of the first to analyze the outcomes of women who go online to order abortion pills. Researchers found that they are able to end their pregnancies safely and effectively ― even without a doctor. And even while living in areas where abortion is criminalized.