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J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 May;22(2):415-21. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2011.0064.

Access to abortion services: a neglected health disparity.

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Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, SanFrancisco, CA, USA.


Minority and low SES women have persistently and disproportionately higher rates of abortion than White and higher SES women, yet have limited access to these services. The response of governmental health agencies to these disparities in abortion has focused solely on decreasing the number of abortions, without attention to access to needed health services. This commentary seeks to build an understanding of how access to abortion care is currently impeded for low-income women and women of color and calls for an end to that omission.

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