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2014 Abortion Patient Survey (APS)

The 2014 Abortion Patient Survey was the Guttmacher Institute’s fifth in a series and uses a design and questionnaire similar to the four earlier studies, which were conducted in 1987, 1994–1995, 2000–2001 and 2008. The data are from a nationally representative sample of women obtaining non-hospital abortions in 2014. A total of 8,380 abortion patients provided information about the demographic characteristics of age, race and ethnicity and educational attainment, as well as contraceptive use in the month they became pregnant, health insurance coverage during the time period of the abortion, how they were paying for abortion services, foreign-born status, and how long ago they made the appointment.