Women with more reproductive autonomy experience less abortion stigma
New research from ANSIRH explores the relationship between abortion stigma and women’s levels of reproductive autonomy. As the researchers hypothesized, higher levels of reproductive autonomy were linked with lower levels of abortion stigma. These findings suggest the power a woman has combined with her ability to communicate within an intimate relationship are linked to how she may perceive stigma following an abortion.
This research could lay the groundwork for interventions to increase women’s autonomy and have long-lasting positive impacts for women in future pregnancy decisions.