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Stigma is contagious

Regardless of the disease or health issue in question, stigma functions in much the same way. Abortion stigma shames and silences women seeking abortions and providers, and is a major contributor to unsafe and often lethal conditions for women. Even after abortion, women often keep it a secret, even from friends and family, for fear of how they might be treated–just as survivors of Ebola continue to battle the stigma long after they've recovered.
Authors: Kumar, Anu, Leila Hessini
Year: 2014

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The global movement for legal, accessible abortion is growing. Our staff and partners in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Malawi and India are working to ensure all people can access high-quality abortion care.

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