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Resolve, tenacity, and relief: abortion narratives from a rural primary health centre in India

Nandagiri, Rishita (2018) Resolve, tenacity, and relief: abortion narratives from a rural primary health centre in India. LSE Research Festival 2018, London School of Economics and Political Science, GBR.

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Abstract

“They gave me pills to remove it and put me on a drip. There was a lot of bleeding so they kept me here. […] I was scared, but after Doctor said it was finished; I felt relaxed.” – Lakshmi*, age 24. Despite legalisation (1971), accessing abortion in India requires persistence and tenacity. Women often need to ‘convince’ partners or family, identify providers, arrange transportation and treatment costs, and grapple with abortion stigma. Centring women’s abortion experiences, my research explores their negotiation, contestation, and defiance of barriers to (re)claim their agencies.

Item Type: Audio/visual resource
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Research/lse-festival-researc...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 15:15
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2020 00:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/100663

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