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At an impasse: inside an abortion clinic.

  title={At an impasse: inside an abortion clinic.},
  author={Wendy Simonds},
  journal={Current research on occupations and professions},
  • W. Simonds
  • Published 1991
  • Medicine
  • Current research on occupations and professions
The author describes her 2.5 years experience working part-time as counselor in an abortion and gynecology clinic in New York City. This work was conducted during her period of graduate school study. Counseling was generally limited to cover preabortion and contraception concerns. Postabortion counseling was offered if requested by the client. Most clients were Medicaid-eligible black and Latina female teens. Staff was usually comprised of 5 counselors, 3 nurses, 5 administrators, and several… 
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