The stigma surrounding abortion plays a critical role in the social, medical, and legal marginalization of abortion care around the world. Stigma shames and silences women seeking abortions and providers, and is a major contributor to unsafe and often lethal conditions for women. Though stigma is pervasive and threatens women, it is only just beginning to be well understood.
Abortion Stigma Webinar: February 12, 2013
Leila Hessini and Kristen Shellenberg from Ipas presented their conceptual model for stigma and provided an overview of their ongoing work on abortion stigma, including their recently developed scale to measure stigmatizing attitudes, beliefs and actions towards women who have an abortion.
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Download The Stigmatizing Attitudes, Beliefs and Actions Scale (SABAS)