Findings

OPEN’s research is ongoing – here are some of our current peer-reviewed publications, fact sheets, infographics, and policy briefs, as well as media coverage of OPEN research. Journalists looking to connect with an OPEN researcher can contact Sarah Crow at crow.158@osu.edu.

Q&A

December 1, 2022

Q & A: Abortion access after Dobbs

The Ohio State University, College of Public Health

Peer-Reviewed Research

November 15, 2022

The double-edged sword of abortion regulations: Decreasing training opportunities while increasing knowledge requirements

Medical Education Online | Hillary J. Gyuras, Meredith P. Field, Olivia Thornton, Danielle Bessett, Michelle L. McGowan

Peer-Reviewed

November 10, 2022

Factors associated with never-use of long-acting reversible contraception among adult reproductive-aged women in Ohio

Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health | Payal Chakraborty, Shibani Chettri, Maria F. Gallo, Mikaela H. Smith, Robert B. Hood, Danielle Bessett, John B. Casterline, Alison H. Norris, Abigail Norris Turner

Peer-Reviewed

November 10, 2022

Seeking abortion care in Ohio and Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic

Contraception | Emma Carpenter, Hillary Gyuras, Kristen L Burke, Danielle Czarnecki, Danielle Bessett, Michelle McGowan, Kari White

Peer-Reviewed Article

October 19, 2022

Assessing psychosocial costs: Ohio patients’ experiences seeking abortion care

Contraception | Tamika Odum, Orlaith Heymann, Abigail Norris Turner, Katherine Rivlin, Danielle Bessett

Peer-Reviewed Article

October 11, 2022

Housing Stability and Access to General Healthcare and Reproductive Healthcare Among Women in Ohio

Maternal and Child Health Journal | Robert B Hood, Abigail N Turner, Mikaela Smith, Payal Chakraborty, Shibani Chettri, Danielle Bessett, Alison H Norris, Maria F Gallo

Media Coverage

October 11, 2022

Maternity care ‘deserts’ on the rise across the U.S., report finds

STAT News | Theresa Gaffney

Peer-Reviewed Research

September 15, 2022

Free, But At What Cost? How Crisis Pregnancy Centers Provide Services

Culture, Health & Sexuality | Alexandra Kissling, Priya Gursahaney, Alison H. Norris, Danielle Bessett, Maria F. Gallo

Ohio Patients' Experiences of Abortion

August 29, 2022

Provider Mistrust and Telemedicine Abortion Care Preferences Among Patients in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky

Telemedicine and e-Health | Katherine Rivlin, Jeremy Brenner-Levoy, Tamika Odum, Zoe Muzyczka, Alison Norris, Abigail Norris Turner, Danielle Bessett

The Ohio Survey of Women

August 29, 2022

Comparison of abortion incidence estimates derived from direct survey questions versus the list experiment among women in Ohio

PLoS One | Robert B. Hood, Heidi Moseson, Mikaela Smith, Payal Chakraborty, Alison H. Norris, Maria F. Gallo

News Article

August 23, 2022

Abortion bans trip over states’ past efforts to fight Obamacare

Bloomberg Law

News Article

August 10, 2022

What the data says about abortion in the Chattanooga region

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Radio Show

August 5, 2022

Doctors worry stricter abortion bans will lead to more maternal deaths

Cincinnati Edition | Nick Swartsell

Peer-Reviewed Research

July 25, 2022

Who loses access to legal abortion with a 6-week ban?

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology | Abigail Norris Turner, Jeremy Brenner-Levoy, Katherine Rivlin, Tamika Odum, Zoe Muzyczka, Alison H. Norris, Danielle Bessett

Policy Brief

July 20, 2022

Policy Brief: Ohio’s Six-Week Abortion Ban

OPEN

News Article

July 20, 2022

NIH Privacy Certificates Shield Reproductive Research Post-Roe

Bloomberg Law

News Article

July 11, 2022

Maternal deaths likely to increase in Ohio post-Roe

Axios Columbus

Feature

July 8, 2022

OPEN studies impact of policy on reproductive health and equity

OSU Outreach and Engagement

Media

June 27, 2022

Eddie & Rocky | 6/24/22

iHeart Radio

News Article

June 27, 2022

Butler County reacts to Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

Journal News

Fact Sheet

June 7, 2022

Ohio After Dobbs: FAQ

Journal Article

June 1, 2022

Ohio Abortion Regulations and Ethical Dilemmas for Obstetrician–Gynecologists

Obstetrics & Gynecology | Meredith Field, Hillary Gyuras, Danielle Bessett, Meredith Pensak, Alison H. Norris, Michelle L. McGowan

Journal Article

May 31, 2022

Abortion Restrictions are Harmful to Everyone

contexts | Danielle Bessett

Media

May 8, 2022

If Roe v. Wade is Overturned, What’s Next for Ohio?

Dayton Daily News

Media

May 4, 2022

What Would an Abortion Ban Mean for Ohioans?

WBNS 10TV Columbus

Op-Ed

April 26, 2022

If Abortion is Banned in Ohio, Seekers Would Have to Drive 157 to 269 Miles

Op-Ed in the Columbus Dispatch | Payal Chakraborty and Danielle Bessett

Press Release

April 20, 2022

Studies Detail Current, Future Obstacles to Abortion Care

OSU Press Release

Journal Article

April 20, 2022

How Ohio’s Proposed Abortion Bans Would Impact Travel Distance to Access Abortion Care

Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health | Payal Chakraborty, Stef Murawsky, Mikaela H. Smith, Michelle L. McGowan, Alison H. Norris, Danielle Bessett

Media

April 18, 2022

Envisioning a Post-Roe v. Wade America

OSU College of Public Health

Journal Article

March 9, 2022

Abortion Travel Within the United States: An Observational Study of Cross-State Movement to Obtain Abortion Care in 2017

The Lancet Regional Health - Americas | Mikaela H. Smith, Zoe Muzyczka, Payal Chakraborty, Elaina Johns-Wolfe, Jenny Higgins, Danielle Bessett, Alison H. Norris

Journal Article

February 22, 2022

Community-Based Systems Dynamics for Reproductive Health: An Example from Urban Ohio, USA

Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action | Ayaz Hyder, Mikaela H. Smith, Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, Robert B. Hood, Shibani Chettri, Ashley Dundon, Abigail Underwood, Danielle Bessett, Alison H. Norris

Journal Article

February 18, 2022

“I Felt Like I Was a Bad Person… Which I’m Not”: Stigmatization in Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Social Science & Medicine - Qualitative Research in Health | Evangeline Warren, Alexandra Kissling, Alison H. Norris, Priya R. Gursahaney, Danielle Bessett, Maria F. Gallo

Journal Article

February 8, 2022

Reproductive Justice, Public Black Feminism in Practice: A Reflection on Community-Based Participatory Research in Cincinnati

Societies | Carolette Norwood, Farrah Jacquez, Thembi Carr, Stef Murawsky, Key Beck, Amy Tuttle

Journal Article

January 3, 2022

Ohio Survey Data Assessing Perceptions of Abortion Safety

Contraception | Juliana Madzia, Meghana Kudrimoti, Abigail Norris Turner, Danielle Bessett, Maria F. Gallo

Media

December 9, 2021

Understanding Abortion Clinic Selection

The Academic Minute

Media

November 17, 2021

UC Study: Abortion Care Hurdles, Considerations by Ohioans

UC Press Release

Journal Article

November 10, 2021

“We Have to Respect that Option”: The Abortion Aversion Complex in Ohio’s Contraceptive Safety Net

Social Science & Medicine | Emily Kim, Sachika Singh, Aalap Bommaraju, Alison H. Norris, Danielle Bessett

Journal Article

November 10, 2021

Experiences of Reproductive Genetic Counselors with Abortion Regulations in Ohio

Journal of Genetic Counseling | Anne C. Heuerman, Danielle Bessett, Armand H. Matheny Antommaria, Leandra K. Tolusso, Nicki Smith, Alison H. Norris, Michelle L. McGowan

Journal Article

November 10, 2021

Opinions About Abortion Among Reproductive-Age Women in Ohio

Sexuality Research and Social Policy | Mikaela H. Smith, Abigail Norris Turner, Payal Chakraborty, Robert B. Hood, Danielle Bessett, Maria F. Gallo, Alison H. Norris

Media

November 4, 2021

Assessing Risk in Seeking Abortions

The Society Pages

Journal Article

November 3, 2021

Selecting an Abortion Clinic: The Role of Social Myths and Risk Perception in Seeking Abortion Care

Journal of Health and Social Behavior | Orlaith Heymann, Tamika Odum, Alison H. Norris, Danielle Bessett

Podcast

October 19, 2021

Sexcavation Podcast: Reproductive Battlegrounds

CUNY SexGenLab

Infographic

October 7, 2021

Ohio’s Proposed Abortion Trigger Bans (PDF)

Announcement

September 22, 2021

2021 OPEN Virtual Conference

Policy Brief

August 2, 2021

Medication Abortion and REMS (PDF)

Op-Ed

June 8, 2021

Lifting Federal Regulations on Medication Abortion Won’t Guarantee Access in Restrictive States Like Ohio

Op-Ed in the Ohio Capital Journal | Danielle Bessett, PhD., and Kelsey Mello

Press Release

May 27, 2021

Visits to ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ Common in Ohio

OSU Press Release

Journal Article

May 27, 2021

Who Attends a Crisis Pregnancy Center in Ohio?

Contraception | Robin Rice, Payal Chakraborty, Lisa Keder, Abigail Norris Turner, Maria F. Gallo

Press Release

May 10, 2021

Lifting Federal Regulations on Medication Abortion Won’t Guarantee Access to Abortion

OPEN Press Release | Ariel Volk

Journal Article

May 10, 2021

Federal, State, and Institutional Barriers to the Expansion of Medication and Telemedicine Abortion Services in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Contraception | Kelsey Mello, Mikaela H. Smith, B. Jessie Hill, Payal Chakraborty, Katherine Rivlin, Danielle Bessett, Alison H. Norris, Michelle L. McGowan

Journal Article

February 24, 2021

Use of Non-Preferred Contraceptive Methods Among Women in Ohio

Contraception | Payal Chakraborty, Maria F. Gallo, Saira Nawaz, Mikaela H. Smith, Robert B. Hood, Shibani Chettri, Danielle Bessett, Alison H. Norris, John Casterline, Abigail Norris Turner

Journal Article

February 18, 2021

Passage of Abortion Ban and Women’s Accurate Understanding of Abortion Legality

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology | Maria F. Gallo, John B. Casterline, Payal Chakraborty, Alison H. Norris, Danielle Bessett, Abigail Norris Turner

Press Release

February 17, 2021

One in 10 Ohio Women Thought Abortion Illegal Amid Attempts to Ban at 6 Weeks

OSU Press Release

Policy Brief

February 16, 2021

Medication Abortion in Ohio (PDF)

Announcement

September 18, 2020

OPEN’s 2020 Stakeholder Conference

Journal Article

August 19, 2020

Care Churn: Why Keeping Clinic Doors Open Isn’t Enough to Ensure Access to Abortion

The New England Journal of Medicine | Michelle L. McGowan, Alison H. Norris, Danielle Bessett

Media

August 6, 2020

New research paper highlights inaccessible abortion care in Toledo

Toledo Blade Article

Press Release

August 5, 2020

Open Clinics Aren’t Enough to Ensure Abortion Access in Ohio

UC Press Release

Media

August 5, 2020

Understanding The Drop In Abortions In Ohio

WVXU Article

Research Poster

July 16, 2020

Abortion Regulations and Clinic Closures (PDF)

Journal Article

May 29, 2020

Abortion Access in Ohio’s Changing Legislative Context, 2010–2018 (PDF)

American Journal of Public Health | Alison H. Norris, Payal Chakraborty, Kaiting Lang, Robert B. Hood, Sarah R. Hayford, Lisa Keder, Danielle Bessett, Mikaela H. Smith, B. Jessie Hill, Molly Broscoe, Carolette Norwood, Michelle L. McGowan

Press Release

May 22, 2020

Researchers: As Ohio Abortion Regulations Increased, Disparities in Care Emerged

OSU Press Release | Misti Crane