Toward normalising abortion: findings from a qualitative secondary analysis study.
MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.
School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences, Ulster University, Newtownabbey, UK.
Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research and Education, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK.
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
- Published Article
Culture, health & sexuality
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 2020
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 the 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.
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