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Public Health Perspectives On Abortion Policy


Summer Inst. term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online with Some Asynchronous Online
Tue 06/07/2022 - Thu 06/16/2022
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:00 - 2:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Gilbert Morgan
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Do you want to know the public health implications of abortion-related policies?

Are you unsure about the relationship between abortion and subsequent health outcomes?

Do you want to be informed about the latest abortion research in order to inform evidence-based policy making?

Then this class is for you!

Provides students with an overview of abortion practice in the United States and worldwide from a public health perspective. Enables students to critically evaluate current research, public health practice, and policy related to abortion, and to speak knowledgeably and accurately on these issues.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe trends in abortion incidence, the sociodemographic characteristics of women who have abortions, the provision of abortion, and health consequences.
  2. Analyze current abortion legislation and regulations in the United States and internationally and their impact on women’s health.
  3. Critically review research on abortion related health concerns.
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 10% Discussion
  • 50% Written Assignment(s)
  • 30% Paper(s)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Students will attend class sessions virtually. Students are expected to be present and engage in course discussion during the class times indicated.