Experiences of People Seeking Abortion

This project explores the lived experiences of Ohioans and residents of nearby states who seek and receive abortion care. By documenting patient experiences and identifying patterns across key characteristics such as poverty, age, and race, our research identifies the constraints people face when seeking abortion care and centers their concerns and preferences.

We are collecting data through patient interviews and surveys to assess financial costs, timing, and social costs (including abortion stigma, strain on interpersonal relations, and stress). We are talking to people in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia (nearby states where some Ohioans go to seek abortion care).

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