By Tom Peterson, Michigan Advance
Dr. Sonya Borrero is director of CONVERGE, the Center for Innovative Research on Gender Health Equity. // Martha Rial
More than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court eliminated federal protections for those seeking abortions, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh will study the longer-term effects at the individual level.
Two National Institutes of Health grants totalling more than $1 million will fund research around the experiences of people seeking abortion and how the ruling impacts physicians treating certain types of patients. The funding will also support research into access and decision-making around vasectomies, as interest in permanent contraception has increased.
Dr. Sonya Borrero is director of CONVERGE, the Center for Innovative Research on Gender Health Equity, where the research will be conducted. She is also professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. The center conducts research to help inform clinical practice and policy around gender equity.
Hear more about the research landscape for women’s sexual and reproductive equity from Dr. Borrero on Episode 9 of the Good Health, Better World podcast.
By Robert Zullo, Pennsylvania Capital-Star
By Rachana Pradhan, KFF Health News
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