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May 15
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What happens when someone wants an abortion, but gets denied care? We’ve conducted a 10-year study and the answer is… bleak. [a thread 🧵] #AbortionIsHealthcare #TurnawayStudy

People who are denied abortion care are more likely to experience poverty. Our research shows that women who are denied abortions are less likely than women who receive one to have enough money to cover expenses like food, housing, and transportation even years later.
People who are denied abortion care have poorer mental health outcomes than people who receive the abortions they want. After being turned away from a clinic, the women we studied reported more anxiety, stress, and lower self-esteem.
Being denied an abortion can literally put people in physical danger. Our work shows that women denied an abortion are more likely to stay in contact with violent partners than women who receive an abortion.
This isn’t just about the patients themselves, either. When people are denied abortion care, their families often suffer. Their existing children are also more likely to be raised in poverty and less likely to meet developmental milestones.
The data is clear. People who are denied abortion care and their families often needlessly suffer consequences. Abortion is a human right. Learn more about our groundbreaking Turnaway Study here: ansirh.org/research/ongoi…
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Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) is a collaborative research group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
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