SHR 2012

You are viewing the 2012 Edition of Sexual Health Rankings

About This Indicator


RELATED TO

Autonomy
Reproductive choice
Inequity/violence
Pleasure/satisfaction
STIs and HIV/AIDS

This indicator represents three variables: 1) whether state law requires that women seeking abortion receive counseling intended to discourage abortion before undergoing the procedure; 2) whether state law requires a waiting period (typically 24 hours) between counseling and the abortion procedure; and 3) whether state law requires women seeking abortion to undergo an ultrasound before the procedure.

SOURCE
State Policies in Brief: Counseling and Waiting Periods for Abortion; Requirements for Ultrasound. New York: Guttmacher Institute. November 1, 2012.

Status of state laws imposing barriers to obtaining an abortion -- mandated counseling to discourage abortion, waiting period, ultrasound required

Rank
State
# Laws or Policies in Effect (#/3)
Score
4Alabama3-1.610
2Alaska10.156
3Arizona2-0.727
3Arkansas2-0.727
1California01.039
1Colorado01.039
1Connecticut01.039
1Delaware01.039
1District of Columbia01.039
2Florida10.156
3Georgia2-0.727
1Hawaii01.039
3Idaho2-0.727
1Illinois01.039
3Indiana2-0.727
1Iowa01.039
4Kansas3-1.610
3Kentucky2-0.727
4Louisiana3-1.610
1Maine01.039
1Maryland01.039
1Massachusetts01.039
3Michigan2-0.727
3Minnesota2-0.727
4Mississippi3-1.610
3Missouri2-0.727
1Montana01.039
3Nebraska2-0.727
1Nevada01.039
1New Hampshire01.039
1New Jersey01.039
1New Mexico01.039
1New York01.039
3North Carolina2-0.727
3North Dakota2-0.727
3Ohio2-0.727
3Oklahoma2-0.727
1Oregon01.039
3Pennsylvania2-0.727
1Rhode Island01.039
3South Carolina2-0.727
3South Dakota2-0.727
1Tennessee01.039
4Texas3-1.610
3Utah2-0.727
1Vermont01.039
4Virginia3-1.610
1Washington01.039
3West Virginia2-0.727
3Wisconsin2-0.727
1Wyoming01.039

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