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Evidence-based research and scholarship by nurses and for nurses. Explore a range of topics related to sexual and reproductive health and abortion care.

The Guttmacher Institute: Abortion Policy Research for Nurses

January, 26 2017

Research on abortion and sexual and reproductive health in the U.S. and around the world

The Guttmacher Institute conducts rigorous research on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in the U.S. and internationally. Areas of focus include pregnancy, contraception, abortion, sexually transmitted infections and HIV. Data and findings from Guttmacher studies are used to inform policy and practice at the state, national, and international levels.

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Nurses and nurse researchers may find Guttmacher’s extensive resources and publications invaluable for developing deeper understanding of the epidemiology and impact of policies related to SRH in their state, across the U.S., or around the globe. These can provide vital background for further research, and policy, advocacy and teaching efforts. Particularly useful resources for researchers and policy-makers include the organization’s interactive data center which enables users to search by topic and geographic area (both international and U.S.-focused, including at national, state, and county levels). The site also features full access to many published articles on SRH and abortion that can be useful for clinicians, researchers, educators, policy-makers, and advocates.