Abortion stigma: a reconceptualization of constituents, causes, and consequences.

@article{Norris2011AbortionSA,
  title={Abortion stigma: a reconceptualization of constituents, causes, and consequences.},
  author={Alison Norris and Danielle Bessett and Julia Renee Steinberg and Megan L. Kavanaugh and Silvia De Zordo and Davida Becker},
  journal={Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 3 Suppl},
  pages={S49-54}
}
Stigmatization is a deeply contextual, dynamic social process; stigma from abortion is the discrediting of individuals as a result of their association with abortion. Abortion stigma is under-researched and under-theorized, and the few existing studies focus only on women who have had abortions. We build on this work, drawing from the social science literature to describe three groups whom we posit are affected by abortion stigma: Women who have had abortions, individuals who work in facilities… CONTINUE READING

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