CPC Map identifies crisis pregnancy centers (also known as "fake women's health centers") in your area. CPCs primarily aim to prevent people from having abortions.

Publications & News

Scholarly Publications

Lambert D, Solsman A, Swartendruber A. HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing and Treatment Services at Crisis Pregnancy Centers in the United States. National STD Prevention Conference, September 2020.

Swartzendruber A, Lambert DN. A Web-Based Geolocated Directory of Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) in the United States: Description of CPC Map Methods and Design Features and Analysis of Baseline Data. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2020 Mar 27;6(1):e16726. DOI: 10.2196/16726

Swartzendruber A, Bramlett M, Lambert D. The Availability of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing and Treatment Services at Crisis Pregnancy Centers in the United States. J Adolesc Health. 2020 Feb 1;66(2):S1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.11.004

Swartzendruber A, Mercaldo R, Newton-Levinson A, Rathbun S. Targeting Young People: A State-Wide Analysis Describing Location of Crisis Pregnancy Centers Throughout Georgia and Around High Schools and Colleges/Universities. J Adolesc Health. 2018;62(2):S67-S68. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.11.137

Research Coming Soon!

  • Spatial relationships between CPCs and abortion facilities in the United States
  • Factors associated with CPC locations in the United States
  • Spatial relationships between CPCs and high schools and colleges and universities
  • The availability of HIV and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment services at crisis pregnancy centers in the United States

In The News

Conger C, Ervin C. The Crisis Pregnancy Center Scam. Unladylike Podcast. October 20, 2020.

Glenza J. Anti-Abortion Centers Receive At Least $4M From US Coronavirus Bailout. The Guardian. August 3, 2020.

Levy-Uyeda R. Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Which Spread Lies about Abortion, Got Millions in PPP Funding. Mic. August 3, 2020.

Bowers R. Crisis Pregnancy Center Care Is Focus of Adolescent Health Societies’ Statement. Relias Media. January 1, 2020.

Powell-Twagirumukiza N. Georgia Is Funneling Millions of Dollars to Fake Abortion Clinics. Vice. December 13, 2019.

Luttrell BA. My Body, My Voice: Pregnancy Is Often a Death Sentence in Georgia. Creative Loafing. December 3, 2019.

Swartzendruber A. Crisis Pregnancy Centers. OBGyn News. December 2019.

Bortz K. Crisis Pregnancy Centers Pose Risk to Adolescent Health, Experts Say. Healio. November 8, 2019.

Crist C. ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ Endanger Adolescent Health, Doctors Say. Reuters. November 7, 2019.Seven Minutes in Heaven: The Sex News Podcast. Virginity & Unsolicited Dick Pics. July 8, 2019.

Ferrando R. While Abortion Clinics Diminish, Crisis Pregnancy Centers Flourish. Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. February 19, 2019.

Gerson J. Fake Health Clinics Are Tricking College Students. Cosmopolitan. February 1, 2019.

Henderson G. Anti-Choice Clinics Are Changing the Way They Operate to Qualify for Government Funding. Vice. January 15, 2019.

Baggett L. UGA Researcher Launches Web-Based Directory to Improve Crisis Pregnancy Center Transparency. University of Georgia College of Public Health. September 10, 2018.

Winfree J, Swartzendruber A. Is a Crisis Pregnancy Center Teaching Sex Ed at Your Kid’s School?. HuffPost. April 24, 2018.

Wilson T. Study: Georgia Funds Anti-Choice Fake Clinics Doling Out ‘Potentially Harmful’ Information. Rewire News Group. November 21, 2017.

Central New York Comprehensive Sex Ed Volunteer Advocacy Group. Central New York Pregnancy Centers (CPCs). Stop the Shaming. N.d.

Scholarly Citations

Philips, D. Exploring Reproductive Oppression Among Undocumented Immigrants in Texas. Master’s Capstone, University of  California, San Francisco. 2020.

Lambert D, Swartzendruber A, Solsman A. P24 Quality of Abortion Referrals Provided by Clinics in Georgia that Offer Publicly-Funded Family Planning Services. Contraception. 2020 Oct 1;102(4):284. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2020.07.043

Swartzendruber A, Solsman A, Lambert D. The Availability of Sexually Transmitted Infection Services at Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Georgia. National STD Prevention Conference. 2020 Sept.

Kimport K. Pregnant Women’s Reasons for and Experiences of Visiting Antiabortion Pregnancy Resource Centers. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2020 Feb 1;52(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12131

Vinekar, K. CRiSIS: CPC Regulations in States – Implications for Services – A Mystery Caller Study. Master Thesis, University of Pittsburgh, 2020.

Chan E, Korotkaya Y, Sridhar A. Analyzing Patient Experiences From Crowd-Sourced Reviews of Crisis Pregnancy Centers in California. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2020; 135:93S. DOI: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000664116.98551.c3

Swartzendruber A, English A, Greenberg KB, Murray PJ, Freeman M, Upadhya K, Simpson T, Miller E, Santelli J. Crisis Pregnancy Centers in the United States: Lack of Adherence to Medical and Ethical Practice Standards; A Joint Position Statement of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and The North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2019 Dec 1;32(6):563-6. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpag.2019.10.008

Swartzendruber A, English A, Greenberg KB, Murray PJ, Freeman M, Upadhya K, Simpson T, Miller E, Santelli J. Crisis Pregnancy Centers in the US: Lack of Adherence to Medical and Ethical Practice Standards; A Joint Position Statement of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2019 Dec 1;65(6):821-4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.08.008

Kimport K. Pregnant Women’s Experiences of Crisis Pregnancy Centers: When Abortion Stigmatization Succeeds and Fails. Symbolic Interaction. 2019 Mar;42(4):618-39. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.418

Anderson, LE. A Qualitative Content Analysis of Crisis Pregnancy Center Websites to Assess Medical Misrepresentation in Georgia. Master Thesis, Georgia State University, 2019.

Swartzendruber A, Steiner RJ, Newton-Levinson A. Contraceptive Information on Pregnancy Resource Center Websites: A Statewide Content Analysis. Contraception. 2018 Aug;98(2):158-62. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2018.04.002

Law Reviews

Kee D. Reclaiming Access to Truth in Reproductive Healthcare After National Institute of Family & Life Advocates v. Becerra. University of Michigan Law School, Michigan Law Review. 2020;119(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.36644/mlr.119.1.reclaiming

Spencer A. NIFLA v. Becerra and Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Constitutionalizing the Distribution of False Medical Information to Pregnant People. Nat’l Law. Guild Rev. 2019; 76(75).