Our Publications




Self-Managed Abortion in Africa: The Decriminalization Imperative in Regional Human Rights Standards, Berro Pizzarossa, L., Maziwisa, M. & Durojaye, E, (2023), Health and Human Rights


Self-managed abortion via the internet: Analysis of one year of service delivery data from Women Help Women, Shochet, T., Berro Pizzarossa, L., Larrea, S., Blum, J., Jelinska, K., Comendant, R., & Sagaidac, I. (2023), Gates Open Research


Documenting activism and advocacy around medication abortion in Central, East, and West Africa, Marta Bornstein, Yves-Yvette Young, Lucia Berro Pizzarossa, Margot Jeanne Cohen and Jade Maina (2023), African Journal of Reproductive Health January


Supporting, Not Reporting — Emergency Department Ethics in a Post-Roe Era, Katie Watson, Maureen Paul, Susan Yanow, and Jay Baruch (2022) The New England Journal of Medicine


The Critical Role of Midwives in Safe Self-Managed Abortion, Meghan Eagen-Torkko Susan Yanow (2021) Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, September 2021


“No one should be alone in living this process”: trajectories, experiences and user’s perceptions about the quality of abortion care in a telehealth service in Chile, Sara Larrea, Camila Hidalgo, Constanza Jacques-Aviñó, Carme Borrell & Laia Palència (2021) Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters


Self-managed abortion: Exploring synergies between institutional medical systems and autonomous health movements, Susan Yanow, Lucía Berro Pizzarossa and Kinga Jelinska (2021) Women Help Women


“It's not a seven-headed beast”: abortion experience among women that received support from helplines for medication abortion in restrictive settings. , , &

Requests for medication abortion support in Brazil during and after the Zika epidemic. Alexandra Wollum, Sara Larrea, Caitlin Gerdts & Kinga Jelinska (2020) Global Public Health

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Why self-managed abortion is so much more than a provisional solution for times of pandemic. Mariana Prandini Assis & Sara Larrea (2020) Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters

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D.I.Y. Self-managed abortion. Susan Yanow, Joanna Erdman, Kinga Jelinska,  Conscience Magazine, Sept 2019


Contextualizing medication abortion in seven African nations: A literature review, Heidi Moseson, Jessica Shaw, Sruthi Chandrasekaran, Esther Kimani, Jedidah Maina, Pearson Malisau, Yiga Musa, Sybil Nmezi, Kitungano Philipo, Eva Bonnefoy Borjas, Yves-Yvette Young (2019)  Health Care for Women International


Self-managed Abortion Highlights Need to Decriminalize Abortion Worldwide, Skuster P, Yanow S, Jelinska K, Rewire. 2018 Nov;


Self-Managed Abortion and Embodying the Principles of Reproductive Justice, Fried MG, Yanow S, Rewire. 2018 Jan;


Understandings of self-managed abortion as health inequity, harm reduction, and social change, Erdman JN, Jelinska K, Yanow S,  Reprod Health Matters. 2018 Nov;26(54):13-19


Putting abortion pills into women's hands: realizing the full potential of medical abortion, Jelinska K, Yanow S, Contraception. 2018 Feb;97(2):86-89


Other Publications that mention WHW


Self-Managed Abortion: Strategies for Support by a Global Feminist Movement, Naomi Braine & Marissa Velarde (2022) Women's Reproductive Health


"Hospitals have some procedures that seem dehumanising to me": Experiences of abortion-related obstetric violence in Brazil, Chile and Ecuador, Sara Larrea, Mariana Prandini Assis and Camila Ochoa Mendoza (2021) Agenda


Abortion rights beyond the medico-legal paradigm, Mariana Prandini Assis and Joanna N. Erdman (2021) Global Public Health