The Next Steps

Stay up to date on new projects from the Turnaway Study team

As work wraps up on the Turnaway Study, here is a look into what the team is working on next.


Attitudes and Decision-making After Pregnancy Testing (ADAPT) Study

ANSIRH’s ADAPT Study is using innovative methods to address the following research questions:

  • What are women’s preferences about becoming pregnant, and how and why do their preferences change over time?
  • What factors influence women’s decisions about their pregnancies and the types of services they seek and receive?
  • What prevents women who seek an abortion from getting one?
  • How does having a less intended pregnancy, compared to a more intended pregnancy, affect women’s well-being, health, and socioeconomics?
  • How do these outcomes differ for women who have an abortion, women who want but cannot get an abortion, and women who choose to carry an unintended pregnancy to term?


International Turnaway Study Team

International collaborations on the effect of receiving or being denied abortion services

Denial of abortion is a problem across the globe. We are currently working with Dr. Mahesh Puri of CREHPA in Kathmandu to study the effect of abortion receipt and denial on the health and wellbeing of families in Nepal, funded by the National Institutes of Health. With Dr. Puri, we are conducting qualitative interviews with women in Nepal, funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

With additional funding, we would like to continue collaborations with Dr. Altaf Hossain of the Bangladesh Association for the Prevention of Septic Abortion, scientists at Fundación Oriéntame in Colombia, Dr. Selma Hajri of Groupe Tawhida Ben Cheikh in Tunisia, and Dr. Jane Harries of the University of Cape Town in South Africa. With these scientists, we have documented the incidence of abortion denial and the feasibility of doing a longitudinal study. We would also like to launch a study with Dr. Tesfaye Tufa of the St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College on abortion access in Ethiopia.

The next step is yours! Make a donation to one of these organizations:


Consider a career in Reproductive Health

If you haven’t already, consider a career in reproductive health. Reprojobs on Facebook and Twitter posts and tweets open positions, salary, and info on applying for jobs in the reproductive health field. Follow them and take steps to align your career with your values.

Engage with these organizations

Engage with these organizations

Become more involved by contacting The National Network of Abortion Funds, The Abortion Care Network, The National Abortion Federation, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America for work and volunteer opportunities.

Attend a Turnaway Study event

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