Report Webinar: The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States

When: March 23, 2018 (12:00 PM Eastern)

Topics Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Women's Health
Activity: Reproductive Health Services: Assessing the Safety and Quality of Abortion Care
Boards: Board on Health Care Services, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

On March 23, 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a one-hour public webinar on the report The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States. The event included a presentation on report highlights by committee members B. Ned Calonge (co-chair), Helene D. Gayle (co-chair), Carol J. Rowland Hogue, Jody Rae Lori, Eva K. Pressman, and Alina Salganicoff.

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About the Report
Since national legalization of abortion, a great deal of scientific research has been conducted on the safety and quality of legal abortion services in the United States. In December 2016, at the request of six private foundations, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine appointed an expert committee to conduct a comprehensive review of the state of the science. The committee examined a series of eight research questions related to the types of abortions that are appropriate to women’s different clinical circumstances; approaches to pain management; abortion’s short- and long-term physical and mental health effects on women; the characteristics and safeguards that clinical facilities require to safely provide abortion services; the skills, competencies, and types of clinicians who can safely perform abortions; and research gaps related to safety and quality of care.  

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