Induced abortion is a significant life event for many women, yet the social stigma surrounding the decision to terminate a pregnancy can contribute to a sense of isolation, and a silencing of women’s voices. The intention of this study is to break the silencing around the post abortion experience so that information on the range of healing experiences may be made available to other women as they embark on their own post abortion journey.
Have you had an abortion?
This research study invited Australian women aged 18 years and over who had had an abortion at any time in the past to share their abortion story in a way that felt most comfortable to them.
This study is primarily concerned with learning about how women make sense of their abortion experiences, and the ways in which they respond to themselves, their relationships and their social context, post abortion. The study approach is qualitative and exploratory (it mainly asks open-ended questions so that you can tell your story in your own words). The adopted methods aimed to provide women with a range of means of expressing or exploring their own particular experiences of abortion and post-abortion coping, adjustment, or healing.
This study is currently in the writing-up phase