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Choice within abortion care pathways: perspectives of abortion care users on abortion methods and service options in England and Wales

Footman, Katy (2022) Choice within abortion care pathways: perspectives of abortion care users on abortion methods and service options in England and Wales. UNSPECIFIED.

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The aim of this qualitative study is to explore abortion service users’ perceptions and comparative experiences of choice within abortion care pathways. In-depth interviews will be conducted with individuals who have sought abortion services in the study period, and who have at least one previous abortion experience. Participants will be recruited from BPAS and NHS services. For BPAS services, participants will be retrospectively recruited from a database of clients who have consented to be contacted about future research. For NHS services, patients will be invited to learn more about the research at the point of service by their health care professional, after the patient has completed their consultation, either by email or verbally at the end of the phone or in-person consultation. Interested participants will then be contacted by phone call or email by the researcher to provide more information, to answer any questions, confirm interest, go through the informed consent process, and arrange a time for the interview to take place. Informed consent will be recorded by the participant through an online form. Participants will be offered a digital copy of the information sheet and consent form if they wish. Interviews will be conducted by phone or web-call by the lead researcher, depending on the preference of the participant. Interviews will be semi-structured, using a topic guide. Interviews (including confirmation of verbal consent) will be audio-recorded and transcribed by the lead researcher. Data will be analysed using thematic analysis and findings will be disseminated through conference presentations, peer-reviewed journal articles, and a PhD thesis. Research results are intended to inform policies and practice surrounding the provision of choice within abortion care pathways in the UK.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s)
Divisions: International Development
Social Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 19 May 2023 11:33
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:30

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