Carole Joffe

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Medical abortion has the potential to expand US women's access to pregnancy termination, especially in areas that lack surgical providers. Exploratory interviews conducted in 1996 with 25 long-term providers of surgical abortion offered a "snapshot" of an early moment in the adoption of medical abortion techniques in the US. 20 of these providers already(More)
This article chronicles the impact on sexuality policy in the United States of the rise of the Religious Right as a significant force in American politics. Using a case study analysis of abortionreproductive rights and sexuality education, it narrates the story of how U.S. policy debates and practices have changed since the 1970s as sexual conservatism rose(More)
With the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade (1973) case legalizing abortion, a review of abortion practices pre-Roe is instructive. Abortion became criminalized in the US around 1870, yet many abortions were performed. While estimates for the yearly number of pre-Roe illegal abortions roughly resemble today's number of(More)
The prochoice movement has expressed much hope that medical abortion will increase the pool of abortion providers because it does not require surgical training and does not need to be performed in specialized settings. By offering a detailed case study of the events surrounding a methotrexate abortion in a rural community health center by a family practice(More)