Exploring Contraceptive Experiences of Abortion-Fund Clients in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States from a Reproductive Justice Lens

Celina M. Doria, Jessica L. Liddell, Alex Buscaglia, Lauren Buxbaum, Stephanie Gliko

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Abstract

This study focuses on the contraceptive experiences of abortion-fund applicants to draw attention to various elements that restrict the realization of reproductive justice in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States. This study uses qualitative data from 830 applications to an abortion fund submitted between 2013 and 2022. Our findings highlight a range of experiences, from contraceptive failure and side effects, to diminished access and reproductive coercion. Abortion-fund applicants described individual, interpersonal, and structural factors that shaped their access to contraception. This study calls for various interventions, including implementing comprehensive sex education, to ensure reproductive justice.

Original languageEnglish
JournalWomen's Reproductive Health
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2023

Keywords

  • Abortion
  • abortion fund
  • contraception
  • reproductive justice

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