Patterns in Abortion Use in Ohio and Surrounding States

This project examines changes in Ohioans use of abortion care over time and across geographic regions within Ohio. We also study differences in use of abortion care among underserved groups in Ohio. We focus on changes in abortion utilization in Ohio from 2010 to 2018, a time when lawmakers approved more than 15 new abortion regulations and when the number of surgical abortion clinics in the state dropped from fifteen to eight.

We are drawing on data from the Ohio Department of Health and from clinic records to study changes in abortion rates and ratios, differences between urban and rural areas, the timing of abortion, and methods of abortion care.

Findings

Team Members

Alison Norris

Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Division of Infectious Diseases

The Ohio State University

Danielle Bessett

Professor

Department of Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Affiliate

University of Cincinnati

Molly Broscoe

Ph.D. Student

Department of Sociology

University of Cincinnati

Jessica Callahan

Payal Chakraborty

Ph.D. Student

Division of Epidemiology

The Ohio State University

Bucky Foster

Hillary Gyuras

Research Assistant

College of Public Health

The Ohio State University

Sarah Hayford

Professor

Department of Sociology

The Ohio State University

Jessie Hill

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law

School of Law

Case Western Reserve University

Robert Hood

Lisa Keder

Vice Chair and Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Ohio State University

Jacob Kepes

MA/Ph.D. Student

Department of Sociology

The Ohio State University

Chasity Knight

Kaiting Lang

Ph.D. Student

Division of Epidemiology

The Ohio State University

Michelle McGowan

Research Professor

Division of General and Community Pediatrics and Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati

Zoe Muzyczka

Ph.D. Student

Department of Sociology

University of Cincinnati

Carolette Norwood

Professor

Department of Sociology and Criminology

Howard University

Pragi Patel

Mikaela Smith

Research Scientist

College of Public Health

The Ohio State University