Wherever you’re at, here are a few resources to help you navigate your experience.
Whether tackling stigma is a professional or personal mission (or both), here are a few resources to help you on your way.
Doctors for Choice
A group of doctors, nurses, and students from around the UK who campaign for abortion rights and reproductive justice. Become a member and join their stigma-busting, care-providing community.
The International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma is a global network of advocates, healthcare providers and researchers who address abortion stigma and its negative outcomes through their work and campaigns.
They have a number of free tools, webinars and resources on their website.
Abortion, with love podcast
Created and hosted by Camila Ochoa Mendoza, Abortion, with love is dedicated to reclaiming and reaffirming the way we talk about abortions. Guests are international and a variety of topics are covered including, trans-inclusive abortion care, the importance of storytelling, increasing accessibility in restrictive settings, education and the importance of emotional support.
Trans-inclusive abortion care
A.J Lowik is a researcher, lecturer and inclusion consultant whose work focuses on trans people’s lives and health. In 2018 they were asked to create a resource for abortion providers on how to be trans-inclusive. This useful resource can be found free to download on their website.
The Sexuality and Abortion Stigma Study (SASS)
A study that collated and reexamined data from a decade of studies on abortion in the UK. Their work addresses abortion stigma and considers how to move the conversation on from stigma to normalisation.