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dc.contributor.supervisor Malacrida, Claudia
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Katelyn
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-19T18:14:58Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-19T18:14:58Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5411
dc.description.abstract Due to Southern Alberta’s tendency towards social and political conservatism, lack of local abortion providers, and prominent anti-abortion discourse, individuals in this region who need access to abortion care are likely to come up against multiple barriers. In this research, I use multiple methods of analysis to unpack the experiences of individuals seeking abortion care in this uniquely challenging setting. Utilizing discourse analysis, I examine the implicit and explicit messages being communicated by two main local anti-abortion organizations. Following this, I analyze the narratives of three women interviewed about their experiences being pregnant and seeking abortion while living in Southern Alberta. Overall, I work to illuminate how individuals seeking abortion in Southern Alberta experience barriers to information and services in this setting, and how these obstacles and encounters with local anti-abortion discourse can shape the way that some women understand their abortions, and also themselves. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Sociology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science)
dc.subject Abortion en_US
dc.subject Abortion access en_US
dc.subject Abortion care en_US
dc.subject Women's health en_US
dc.title "It was everyone's judgement": Experiences seeking abortion in Southern Alberta (2007-2017) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Sociology en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject Sociology [0626] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Women's studies [0453] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Gender studies [0733] en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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