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July 7, 2023

More self-managed abortion internet searches in states with restrictions vs. without

States with abortion restrictions had a greater number of internet searches containing keywords related to self-managed abortions compared with states without restrictions, according to a research letter published in JAMA Surgery.

“Data suggest that there may be an increased number of emergency department-related visits for self-managed abortions in states where abortion has become illegal,” Sean D. Young, PhD, a co-author of the research, told Healio. “Emergency providers/staff and/or policymakers might begin to monitor internet search data to gain a pulse on potential emergency resources and needs resulting from self-managed abortions.”

Read the full story in Healio.