3262.0 Increasing Access to Abortion Care

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
Limited access to abortion has negative consequences on women's health and autonomy. With a new president and congress, we have new opportunities to ensure meaningful access to abortion care. This session will provide an overview of current threats and opportunities for reproductive health care policy, both at the federal and state levels. In addition, a new method for understanding access to abortion care, which may help prioritize programmatic planning and funding, will be shared. Female abortion providersí perspectives and their potential impacts on abortion provision will also be presented.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify current trends in state legislation restricting access to abortion care; 2. Differentiate between female and male abortion providers' perspectives; 3. Describe a new method for assessing state-level access to abortion.
Irene Sandvold, CNM, DrPH, FACNM

1:10 PM
A gendered lens on abortion work: Female providers' perspectives and potential impacts on abortion provision
Michelle L. Precourt Debbink, Lisa A. Martin, PhD, Jane A. Hassinger, DpCSW, MSW and Lisa H. Harris, MD, PhD

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Maternal and Child Health, Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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