EXPLAINED: Abortion Safety in the United States Lecture

Dr. Dan Grossman, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the most up-to-date research on abortion safety in the United States.

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The following links provided the research used in this video:

Forouzanfar MH, et al. (2015). “Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.
Grimes DA, et al. (2006). “Unsafe abortion: the preventable pandemic.
Grossman D, et al. (2014). “Change in abortion services after implementation of a restrictive law in Texas.
Raymond EG and DA Grimes (2012). “The comparative safety of legal induced abortion and childbirth in the United States.
Raymond EG, et al. (2014). “Mortality of induced abortion, other outpatient surgical procedures and common activities in the United States.
Texas Policy Evaluation Project: Research Brief. (2016). “Change in number of physicians providing abortion care in Texas after HB2.
Upadhyay UD, et al. (2015). “Incidence of emergency department visits and complications after abortion.
Weitz T, et al. (2013). “Safety of aspiration abortion performed by nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and physician assistants under a California legal waiver.
White K, et al. (2015). “Complications from first-trimester aspiration abortion: a systematic review of the literature.
White K, et al. (2016). “Women’s Knowledge of and Support for Abortion Restrictions in Texas: Findings from a Statewide Representative Survey.