While the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision in 2022 allowed states to limit or ban abortion access, its effects have included many Americans losing access to non-abortion reproductive services such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), family planning and other reproductive health services, according to Rutgers Health and University of Oklahoma researchers.

The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health, is considered one of the first evidence-based policy brief to detail the non-abortion health services consequences of the ruling. The researchers show how abortion bans in 13 states that were enacted following the United States Supreme Court decision created new inequities in access to other non-abortion reproductive care, particularly IVF and family planning. To read the full story.