BioScience Trends. 2022;16(6):455-458. (DOI: 10.5582/bst.2022.01354)

Reflections on abortion rights: From policy to medicine

Chen S, Gu XL, Qi L, Qi Q, Zhou J, Wang L


On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which marked a further restriction on women's abortion rights in the US. It has sparked a wide range of societal reactions around the world. Women in different countries enjoy diverse abortion rights due to conditions in their respective nations and cultures. Abortion protects women's rights to a certain extent, and especially in the event of unintended pregnancy. An inappropriate abortion ban will affect women's health and lives and all aspects of medicine, including the lives of doctors, patient access, and the development of medical technology. This review provides a gynecologist's perspective on the impact of abortion policies on women's health and the medical system. This review also attempts to determine the reason for the government's abortion ban.

KEYWORDS: abortion right, women, policy, risks and benefits, medical system

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