Reproductive justice & preventable deaths: State funding, family planning, abortion, and infant mortality, US 1980–2010

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Professor Sofia Gruskin and co-authors published a new article April 22 in Social Science and Medicine Public Health titled Reproductive justice & preventable deaths: State family planning, abortion & infant mortality 1980-2010.” The article explores the current lack of research that can be used to examine associations between infant mortality and US state funding for family planning services, with particular attention to growing efforts to restrict reproductive rights and services and documented associations between unintended pregnancy and infant mortality. The data presented in the article underscore the need for adequate public funding for abortion services and for redressing health inequities.


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Authors: Nancy Krieger, Sofia Gruskin, Nakul Singh, Mathew V. Kiang, Jarvis T. Chen, Pamela D. Waterman, Jason Beckfield, Brent A. Coull
Published By: SSM – Population Health
Date: March 19, 2016
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