Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

Call for Papers

Focus on Abortion

Abortion is an issue of deep concern to public health experts, policymakers, reproductive health service providers and, of course, individual women. The need can be great, the services can be scarce, the obstacles can be daunting and the outcomes can have far-reaching effects for women and their families. The December 2016 issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health will contain a special section devoted to abortion in the United States and other developed countries. We welcome submissions on topics such as the incidence of abortion, women’s experiences seeking and obtaining the procedure, service provision and policy-related issues. We will consider original research and review articles (with a maximum length of 6,000 words, excluding references and tables), as well as commentaries (up to 3,500 words).

Deadline for submission is November 30, 2015. Accepted manuscripts will be published online as soon as they have gone through the editorial and production processes; for many, this will mean publication well before the special issue is compiled in late 2016.

Our author guidelines and instructions for submitting a manuscript may be found at <>.