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The Struggle for Bodily Autonomy: A Historical Perspective on Self-Managed Abortion in the United States,  Susan Yanow, (2024), South Atlantic Quarterly

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


The Struggle for Bodily Autonomy: A Historical Perspective on Self-Managed Abortion in the United States,  Susan Yanow, (2024), South Atlantic Quarterly


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

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. Sarah E. Baum, Ana Maria Ramirez, Sara Larrea, Sofia Filippa, Ijeoma Egwuatu , Justyna Wydrzynska, Magdalena Piasecka, Sybil Nmezi & Kinga Jelinska (2020) Health Care for Women International


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


“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


Toward Human Rights and Evidence-Based Legal Frameworks for (Self-Managed) Abortion: A Review of the Last Decade of Legal Reform, Lucía Berro Pizzarossa and Patty Skuster (2021) Health and Human Rights Journal

Self-managed abortion: a constellation of actors, a cacophony of laws?, Lucía Berro Pizzarossa, Rishita Nandagiri (2021) Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters

Empowerment and Privacy? Home Use of Abortion Pills in the Republic of Ireland, Sally Sheldon (2018) The University of Chicago

How can a state control swallowing? The home use of abortion pills in Ireland, SallySheldon (2016) Reproductive Health Matters



Abortion by telemedicine in Northern Ireland: patient and professional rights across borders, Tamara Hervey, Sally Sheldon (2017) Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly

Contributing factors to unsafe abortion practices among women of reproductive age at selected district hospitals in the Ashanti region of Ghana,

Confidence Alorse Atakro, Stella Boatemaa Addo, Janet Sintim Aboagye, Awube Menlah, Isabella Garti, Kwaku Gyimah Amoa-Gyarteng, Theresa Sarpong, Peter Adatara, Kwasi Junior Kumah, Bernard Bediako Asare, Ami Korkor Mensah, Squiter Hans Lutterodt & George Sedinam Boni (2019) BMC Women's Health


The Genie is out of the Bottle: Self-managed abortions in Northern Ireland Using Pills, Goretti Horgan (2019) Access Research Knowledge

Autonomous Health Movements: Criminalization, De-Medicalization, and Community-Based Direct Action, Naomi Braine (2020) Health and Human Rights