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Toward normalising abortion: Findings from a qualitative secondary analysis study

Purcell, Carrie; Maxwell, Karen; Bloomer, Fiona; Rowlands, Sam and Hoggart, Lesley (2019). Toward normalising abortion: Findings from a qualitative secondary analysis study. Culture, Health and Sexuality (In Press).

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Abstract

In most settings worldwide, abortion continues to be highly stigmatised. Whilst a considerable body of literature has addressed abortion stigma, what is less commonly examined are ways in which those with experience of abortion describe it in non-negative terms which may resist or reject stigma. Drawing on qualitative secondary analysis of five UK datasets using a narrative inquiry approach, we explore: the use of non-negative language around abortion, potential components of a normalising narrative, and constraints on non-negativity. As such, we present the first empirical UK study to critically examine how a dominant negative abortion narrative might be disrupted.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1369-1058
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Keywords: abortion; abortion stigma; normalising abortion; qualitative secondary analysis (QSA), UK
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 67383
Depositing User: Lesley Hoggart
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 13:42
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 17:43
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/67383
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