Lead the Way to Destigmatizing Abortion in Social Work

Lead the Way to Destigmatizing Abortion in Social Work infographic, tips on how to integrate facts into the conversation.

Grant support for this project was provided by inroads: The International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma to Gretchen Ely, PhD at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.

Questions and comments may be directed to Gretchen Ely, Associate Professor.

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Reference List

Know the Facts

  1. National Association of Social Workers (NASW, 2015). Family planning and reproductive choice. Social Work Speaks: The National Association of Social Workers Policy Statements, 10th Ed.

  2. Zampas, C., & Gher, J. M. (2008). Abortion as a human right: International and regional standards. Human Rights Law Review, 8(2), 249-294.

    Zastrow, C. (2016). Sexism and efforts for achieving equality. Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, pp. 422-450. Boston: Centage Learning.

    Jones, R.K., & Kavanaugh, M.L. (2011). Changes in abortion rates between 2000 and 2008 and lifetime incidence of abortion, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 117(6):1358–1366.

  3. Major, B., Appelbaum, M., Beckman, L., Dutton, M.A., Russo, N. F., & West, C. (2008). Report of the Task Force on Mental Health & Abortion. American Psychological Association Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion, pp.1-105.

    National Cancer Institute (n.d.). Abortion, miscarriage and breast cancer risk.

    Atrash, H.K., & Hogue, C.J. (1990). The effects of pregnancy termination on future reproduction. Baillière's
    Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 4(2), 391-405.

    Foster, D.G., Gould, H., & Kimport, K. (2012). How women anticipate coping after an abortion. Contraception, 86(1), 84-90.

  4. World Health Organization (n.d.). Sexual and Reproductive Health: Preventing Unsafe Abortion. http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/unsafe_abortion/magnitude/en/

    Texas Policy Evaluation Project (2015). Research Brief: Texas Women’s Experiences Attempting Self-Induced Abortion in the Face of Dwindling Options. http://www.utexas.edu/cola/txpep/_files/pdf/TxPEP-Research-Brief-WomensExperiences.pdf

  5. National Association of Social Workers (1996) Code of ethics of the National Association of Social Workers. Washington, DC. NASW Press. https://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/code.asp

    Sedgh, G., Singh, S., Shah, I. H., Ahman, E., Henshaw, S. K., & Bankole, A. (2012). Induced abortion: Incidence and trends worldwide from 1995-2008. The Lancet. 379(9816), 625-632.
Move Into Action

       2.  Guttmacher Institute (2016). State Policies in Brief: An Overview of Abortion Laws.

       3.  Rosen, J. D. (2012). The public health risks of crisis pregnancy centers. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive                                 Health, 44(3), 201-205.
       6.  National Abortion Federation (n.d.). Find a provider.                                                                         https://www.guttmacher.org/sites/default/files/state_policy_overview_files/spib_oal.pdf
            National Network of Abortion Funds (n.d.) Fund abortion now: Get help. https://fundabortionnow.org/get-help
            Planned Parenthood Federation of America (n.d.). Find a health center.
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