Title COVID-19 surgical abortion restriction did not reduce visits to abortion clinics [electronic resource] / Martin Andersen, Sylvia Bryan, David Slusky.
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : National Bureau of Economic Research, 2020.©2020
Author Andersen, Martin. author.
National Bureau of Economic Research. issuing body.
Date 01-01-2020
Physical description 1 online resource.
online resource
Series NBER working paper series ; no. w28058
Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) ; no. w28058.
Item WEB (Copy 1) INTERNET 1265570-1001 ONLINE
URL Full text available from the National Bureau of Economic Research: http://dx.doi.org/10.3386/w28058
Major subject Abortion
United States
Minor subject Overseas item
Notes "November 2020"
Includes bibliographical references.
Abstract Due to COVID-19, 33 states banned elective medical procedures, and 13 of these states included surgical abortions. We collected street addresses of abortion clinics and linked them to SafeGraph's data on counts of visitors. We found a 32 percent decrease in clinics visits in February-May of 2020 compared to 2019. States that banned elective procedures saw an additional 23 percent decrease in visits. However, there was no significant additional decrease in the states that explicitly banned surgical abortions. We estimate that the decrease in foot traffic over these four months reduced abortions by 9 percent in 2020 relative to 2019.
LCN 1265570
Item ID 1265570-1001
Database Library Catalogue