Research & tools

Research & tools

How abortion stigma and criminalization shape each other

By Marietta Wildt for the profamilia magazine, March 2021 Original Text in German The 150th anniversary of §218 of the German criminal code provides an opportunity to take a closer look as its diverse implications. As a board member of inroads, International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma, the author points out […]

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Do we risk causing harm when we research stigma?

It was almost a decade ago that we started conducting research to assess abortion stigma in partnership with service delivery organizations in the Global South. We adapted various stigma scales to learn about perceptions of and experiences with stigma among people seeking abortion, as well as attitudes about abortion among community members. We often adapted […]

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Results from the inroads Network Evaluation

The inroads’ team is excited to be sharing with you the results from the first ever external evaluation of inroads connectivity, health, and results. 149 inroads members completed an online survey in February and March 2016. Others of you were generous enough to participate in in-depth interviewers. Below are the findings and recommendations from this […]

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So you want to adapt a scale to measure abortion stigma?

There are lots of reasons to measure stigma. Some of you are researchers who are working to develop survey instruments or scales, conducting qualitative research to understand stigma and how it works, or using measures to evaluate the impact of interventions. Others are trying to understand how stigma manifests in communities where they work in […]

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New resource synthesizing abortion stigma qualitative research: “Abortion Stigma Around the World”

We are excited to share “Abortion Stigma Around the Globe”: A Qualitative Synthesis. After a review of literature and available resources, we discovered a lack of analysis of qualitative research. Through the production of this resource, we hoped to paint a picture of how stigma appears in different geographic regions, and across the different levels […]

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Reducing stigma by focusing on quality of abortion care

In July and August, 2015, inroads members gathered for a 2 week long asynchronous online discussion forum about Quality of Care and Stigma-free Abortion Services on the inroads Collaboration Workspace. Twenty-six active participants representing sixteen different member countries reviewed five issues of quality of care in the context of abortion stigma. Participants represented NGOs and […]