An indirect test for whether restricting Medicaid funding for abortion increases pregnancy-avoidance behavior

Academic Article


  • This study indirectly tests whether restrictions on Medicaid funding for abortion increase pregnancy-avoidance behavior by investigating the restrictions' impacts on gonorrhea rates. Results fail to find evidence that restrictions reduce gonorrhea rates significantly, thus suggesting that restrictions fail to promote pregnancy-avoidance behavior. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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  • Economics Letters  Journal
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  • Sen B
  • Start Page

  • 155
  • End Page

  • 163
  • Volume

  • 81
  • Issue

  • 2