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Finding a Way to Offer Something More: Reframing Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Advocacy organizations have consistently framed adolescent pregnancy as profoundly and enduringly detrimental for young women, their families, and their communities, despite equivocal evidence aboutExpand
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Realizing Reproductive Health Equity Needs More Than Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC).
In a recent Editors Choice column in the American Journal of Public Health Northridge and Coupey1 advocate the increased use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) specifically theExpand
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Facts and fictions: Characters seeking abortion on American television, 2005-2014.
OBJECTIVES We aim to describe how women who seek abortions are portrayed on television, recognizing that onscreen fictional stories can shape the public's beliefs. STUDY DESIGN Drawing on aExpand
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Depicting abortion access on American television, 2005–2015
Despite an increasing number of restrictions on accessing abortion care in the United States, most Americans remain unaware of challenges to obtaining abortion. Theorists of abortion stigma haveExpand
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Telling stories about abortion: abortion-related plots in American film and television, 1916-2013.
OBJECTIVES Popular discourse on abortion in film and television assumes that abortions are under- and misrepresented. Research indicates that such representations influence public perception ofExpand
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Doctors and Witches, Conscience and Violence: Abortion Provision on American Television.
CONTEXT Popular entertainment may reflect and produce-as well as potentially contest-stigma regarding abortion provision. Knowledge of how providers are portrayed on-screen is needed to improveExpand
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"I was close to death!": abortion and medical risk on American television, 2005-2016.
OBJECTIVES To examine the portrayal of complications and long-term health consequences associated with abortion on television, recognizing the impact that fictional stories can have on public beliefsExpand
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From humor to horror: genre and narrative purpose in abortion stories on American television
Abstract A recent increase in the number of comedic films and television programs that include abortion stories has prompted a cultural conversation about whether this is an appropriate treatment forExpand
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"The stakes are so high": interviews with progressive journalists reporting on abortion.
OBJECTIVES Because news frames can influence public and policy agendas, proponents of abortion access should be concerned with how this issue is covered in the news. While previous research hasExpand
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"Choosing Life": Birth Mothers on Abortion and Reproductive Choice.
  • G. Sisson
  • Medicine
  • Women's health issues : official publication of…
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PURPOSE As the least-chosen option when faced with an unplanned pregnancy, adoption remains largely unexamined as a reproductive choice. Although the anti-abortion movement promotes adoption as itsExpand
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