News & Announcements

February 2018
A new study published by Ibis shows that the United States military is below average in its reproductive health coverage when compared to militaries worldwide—reflecting a lack of abortion coverage for servicewomen. Of the countries in the study that provided information about military...
February 2018
A first-of-its-kind study examining US women’s and teen’s interest in over-the-counter (OTC) access to a progestin-only birth control pill (POP) was published in Women’s Health Issues . The survey findings show both teens and adults are interested in using an OTC POP. Key findings...
January 2018
In the years before the historic Roe v. Wade decision, women in the United States seeking an abortion faced a perilous path. Safe options for abortion were limited and unsafe procedures resulted in high maternal mortality rates. The tide started to turn in the 1960s, when some states began...
January 2018
A new study conducted in Peru, where abortion is legally restricted, finds that women can safely and effectively self-induce abortion after receiving information from a healthcare provider about how to use the drug misoprostol. Although abortion is common in Peru, few women qualify for legal...
November 2017
Servicewomen in the US military report a lack of support and fears about confidentiality, stigma, and negative career impacts when they choose to have an abortion, according to a paper published in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health . US servicewomen have a significantly higher rate of...
October 2017
Recent actions by the Trump administration have further reinforced its disdain for women and disregard of proven scientific evidence. Ibis condemns efforts to strip away women’s rights and access to health care. These include the following: The Department of Health and Human Services’...