One in three women will have a termination of pregnancy (abortion) by the time they are 45. However, these women's voices are often missing from discussion of termination of pregnancy.
Through confidential interviews, this project has been collecting women's stories of their experiences of having a termination. It has also been exploring the experiences of health professionals who work in this area of reproductive healthcare. While the research addresses all aspects of participants' experiences, it focusses particularly on what 'timing' means to women who have had a termination of pregnancy, and to those who provide this service.
The project is enormously grateful to all the women and health professionals who have given their time to take part in interviews. Data collection took longer than anticipated, but it is now complete and the analysis of the findings is underway. When the project report is complete, a summary will be included on this website.
Grant number: 095720/Z/11/Z
Start date: 01/08/2011
End date: 31/01/2015
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Credit: Oliver Burston, Wellcome Images (Time: B0006866 )
Contact the researcher
Dr Siân Beynon-JonesDepartment of SociologyWentworth CollegeUniversity of YorkYorkYO10 5DD
Tel: +44 01904 323064