Dimensions of women's long-term postabortion experience.

  title={Dimensions of women's long-term postabortion experience.},
  author={Rosanna Formanek Hess},
  journal={MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing},
  volume={29 3},
PURPOSE To explore and describe the long-term postabortion experience as lived by women, at least 5 years after a first-trimester-induced abortion. METHODS This phenomenological study used semistructured interviews and constant-comparison analysis. Stories of 17 women were recorded on audio tape, transcribed verbatim, coded, and analyzed. RESULTS Women who had induced abortions represented several ethnic groups, religions, and occupations, and were single, married, or divorced. The average… CONTINUE READING