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Academic Research

Demand for Self-Managed Medication Abortion Through an Online Telemedicine Service in the United States. The American Journal of Public Health 2019.

Aiken ARA. Editorial: Erosion of women’s reproductive rights in the United States. The BMJ 2019.

Aiken ARA, Broussard K, Johnson DM, & Padron E. Motivations and Experiences of People Seeking Medication Abortion Online in the United States. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 2018.

Aiken ARA, Padron E, Broussard K, & Johnson DM. The impact of Northern Ireland’s abortion laws on women’s abortion decision-making and experiences. BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health 2018.

Aiken ARA, Johnson DM, Broussard K, Padron E. Experiences of women in Ireland who accessed abortion by travelling abroad or by using abortion medication at home: a qualitative study. BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health 2018.

Aiken ARA, Digol I, Trussel J, Gomperts R. Self reported outcomes and adverse events after medical abortion through online telemedicine: population based study in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The BMJ 2017.


Aiken ARA, Gomperts R & Trussel J. Experiences and characteristics of women seeking and completing at‐home medical termination of pregnancy through online telemedicine in Ireland and Northern Ireland. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2016.

Selected Media Coverage of Research

“More People Are Starting to Prefer Managing Their Abortions on Their Own” VICE News, October 17th 2019.

“The states with the most online requests for abortion medications” CNN October 17th 2019.
People are going online for abortion pills, especially in states with more restrictions” NBC News October 17th 2019

“Abortion in Clinics Decline, but Abortions With Black-Market Pills Are Rising” The New York Times, September 20th 2019

“European Doctor Who Prescribes Abortion Pills to the U.D. Women Online Sues FDA” NPR.org, September 9th 2019

“The FDA is Restricting Access to the Easiest, Safest form of Abortion” VICE News, September 4th 2019

“The Northern Irish women taking abortion pills in their bedroom” The Times, July 14th 2019

"The Rise of Medical Abortion in the US” The BMJ, June 2019

Over 5,600 Irish women sought abortion pills online” The Irish Times, October 2016

Women Feel Empowered by Online Abortions” BBC News

‘Internet abortions’ may be safe option where procedure is restricted, study suggests” The Washington Post, May 2017

Getting an Abortion With Telemedicine Is Safe, Study Says” Time Magazine, May 2017

“Online access to abortion pill may be safe alternative to clinics” Reuters, June 2017

Irish women report relief and gratitude after using abortion pills” The Guardian, October 2017

“Illegal Abortion Will Mean Abortion By Mail: What to expect when you’re expecting your abortifacient pill delivery” The Atlantic, July 2018

“Abortion restrictions prompt international activists to provide care in America” Fox News, October 2018

“Abortion pills now available by mail in US — but FDA may be investigating” CNN, November 2018

Study finds that 'home abortions' using pills & online support are safe” The Independent, January 2019

“A European doctor prescribes abortion pills to U.S. women over the internet — but the FDA is watching”

NBC News, June 2019

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