132 Annual Meeting Logo - Go to APHA Meeting Page  
APHA Logo - Go to APHA Home Page
Session: The Struggle to Maintain or Expand Access to Safe Abortion Services in the U.S
4070.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
The Struggle to Maintain or Expand Access to Safe Abortion Services in the U.S
Over the past four years, access to safe and legal abortion services has become limited due to at least three reasons: the physicians who are trained and willing to perform surgical abortions are aging and not being replaced; legal constraints have increased, and the antiabortion people have used fear to discourage physicians from becoming abortion providers. Since access to abortion becomes more important as chosen family size decreases, it is important that this trend be reversed. This session, The Struggle to Maintain or Expand Access to Safe Abortion Services in the U.S., focuses on what has been achieved recently to make safe abortion services available to all women who need them in the United States.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1. know the importance of unrestricted access to safe, legal abortion in the United States 2. understand ways of increasing access to abortion services 3. doubt the present administration's tactics to give misinformation about reproductive health 4. comprehend the importance of increasing the number of providers of abortion services
Moderator(s):Richard Grossman
8:30 AMObtaining an abortion in the United States: Reasons and process
Lawrence B. Finer, PhD
8:44 AMNew tactics to discourage women's use of reproductive health services: Use of scientific research and technology
Jo L. Sotheran, PhD
8:58 AMIncreasing access by expanding knowledge: The Medical Abortion Education Project
Susan Eisendrath, MPH, Ann Gerhardt, MPH, Tori Lallemont, Shana Brown, MPH, Alyssa Lederer
9:12 AMProgress in establishing abortion training in family practice residency programs  [ Recorded presentation ]
Joan Fleischman, MD, MPA, Ian Bennett, MD, PhD, Abigail Calkins Aguirre, MPA
9:26 AMExpanding the pool of abortion providers with family physicians
Linda W. Prine, MD, Christi Ray, MPH, MD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA