What do we mean by stigma? What do we mean by abortion stigma? This collection includes seminal articles and thought pieces exploring the concepts of stigma, how it operates, and how the movement for sexual and reproductive health and rights might apply a stigma lens to our efforts. Have you ever felt like you are doing all the right things for public health programming, or policy advocacy, but your progress is still blocked? Explore these resources to understand more about stigma and how it works to sharpen your stigma lens.
Abortion Stigma: A Systematic Review
A systematic literature review found that more research, using validated measures, is needed to enhance understanding of abortion stigma and thereby reduce its impact on affected individuals.
Conceptualising abortion stigma
Article conceptualizing abortion stigma roots, manifestations and impacts. Lays out a research agenda to measure and map abortion stigma and impact on health.
Abortion as a stigma: in the eyes of the beholder
investigation of social perceptions of abortion. Findings suggest shifting attention from characteristics of the stigmatized to observers' characteristics to understand stigmatization process.