Stigma, abortion, and disclosure--findings from a qualitative study.

  title={Stigma, abortion, and disclosure--findings from a qualitative study.},
  author={Edna Astbury-Ward and Odette Parry and Ros Carnwell},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  volume={9 12},
INTRODUCTION This study qualitatively explores perceptions of women who have experienced abortion care. It explores women's journey through abortion from confirmation of pregnancy to post-abortion. AIM The study seeks to understand the implications of these perceptions for policy and practice. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES A qualitative study involving in-depth semi-structured interviews with 17 women, aged between 22 and 57 years, who had undergone legal induced abortion in the UK when they were… CONTINUE READING
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