Toward normalising abortion: Findings from a qualitative secondary analysis study

Carrie Purcell, Karen Maxwell, Fiona K. Bloomer, Sam Rowlands, Lesley Hoggart

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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 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalCulture, Health and Sexuality
Early online date14 Jan 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Abortion
  • UK
  • abortion stigma
  • normalising abortion
  • qualitative secondary analysis (QSA)

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