Utilization of abortion services: a local level analysis
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Generally, the Roanoke sample was very similar to the national rates, with any differences mostly explained by the demographic make up of the Roanoke region. Distance was found to be a barrier to the rural poor. Over half of the women who had their pregnancy tests performed at a health care facility were not given information on abortion services. Because the cost of a procedure increases with gestation and the number of providers declines with second trimester abortions, the findings suggest that this lack of timely information could put the option of abortion out of reach for some women.
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