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Avellaneda, Claudia N.; Dávalos, Eleonora – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
This study seeks to explain macrolevel drivers of adolescent fertility rate using a panel data set derived from 17 Latin American countries over a period of 16 years (1997-2012). While many studies of adolescent fertility have focused on individual-level explanations, this study explores whether adolescent fertility rate is correlated to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sex Education, Comprehensive School Health Education, Birth
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Major, Brenda; Appelbaum, Mark; Beckman, Linda; Dutton, Mary Ann; Russo, Nancy Felipe; West, Carolyn – American Psychologist, 2009
The authors evaluated empirical research addressing the relationship between induced abortion and women's mental health. Two issues were addressed: (a) the relative risks associated with abortion compared with the risks associated with its alternatives and (b) sources of variability in women's responses following abortion. This article reflects…
Descriptors: Females, Mental Health, Pregnancy, Risk
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Cates, Willard, Jr. – Phylon, 1977
Reviews various aspects of legal abortion, including attitudes, practices, mortality and effects, as they relate to black American women. States that black women have shared in the health benefits accompanying the increased availability of legal abortion, probably to an even greater extent than white women. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Abortions, Attitudes, Black Mothers, Blacks
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Uerling, Donald F. – Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 2006
Abortion is one of the most controversial and contentious issues of our time. Few topics generate as much public debate or leave as little room for political compromise. This article presents a discussion of selected United States Supreme Court decisions on abortion and the legal reasoning supporting those decisions. It should be noted initially…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Court Litigation, Females, Federal Legislation
Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA. – 1970
This report summarizes abortion information received by the Center for Disease Control from collaborators in state health departments, hospitals, and other pertinent sources. While it is intended primarily for use by the above sources, it may also interest those responsible for family planning evaluation and hospital abortion planning. Information…
Descriptors: Abortions, Family Planning, Graphs, Medical Services
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Guttmacher, Alan F.; And Others – Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, 1971
A roundtable discussion on legal abortion includes Dr. Alan F. Guttmacher, President of The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Robert Hall, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Christopher Tietze, a diretor of The Population Council, and Harriet Pilpel, a lawyer.…
Descriptors: Abortions, Discriminatory Legislation, Federal Legislation, Females
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Mookherjee, Nayanika – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 2007
This article takes an ethnographical approach to explore the "state of exception" through which legal technologies of abortion and adoption of "war-babies" (children born as a result of wartime rapes) in the Bangladesh war enabled the dekinning and elimination of certain childhoods while the raped women were rekinned within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Pregnancy, Family Planning
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Francome, Colin – Social Work, 1980
Compares the number of legal abortions performed in the United States and Britain. Reveals that the rate of abortion in the United States is more than twice that of Britain. Analyzes the reasons for the different rates. (Author)
Descriptors: Abortions, Behavior Patterns, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies
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Shostak, Arthur B. – Family Coordinator, 1979
Reports on emotions of males when a near-fatherhood experience ends in a legal abortion. A sizeable minority of males find their abortion experience more frustrating, trying, and emotionally costly than public and academic neglect of this subject would suggest. Options are suggested to help males deal with abortion's aspects. (Author)
Descriptors: Abortions, Emotional Problems, Fathers, Illegitimate Births
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Greene, Edith – Teaching of Psychology, 1995
Describes an undergraduate Psychology of Social Problems course. The course focuses on the psychological aspects of legal abortion for adolescents and women, the consequences of denied abortions on unwanted children, and psychological ramifications of alternatives to abortion. Summarizes student evaluations of the course. (CFR)
Descriptors: Abortions, Assignments, Classroom Techniques, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Tonn, Mari Boor – Communication Quarterly, 1996
Argues that the topos of moral agony (resembling Kenneth Burke's purifying concept of mortification) adopted by some abortion rights rhetors to allay public discomfort with abortion is rhetorically and politically self-defeating. Shows how it couches moral anguish in atypical tales of tragic circumstances and unattainable motherhood. Argues that…
Descriptors: Abortions, Communication Research, Higher Education, Rhetoric
Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA. – 1971
This report summarizes information received from collaborators in state health departments, hospitals, and other pertinent sources regarding abortions reported to the Center for Disease Control for the April-June quarter of 1971. Data in tabular and narrative form are given for abortion ratios by state, reported abortions by menstrual weeks of…
Descriptors: Abortions, Evaluation, Family Planning, Pregnancy
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Stone, Carolyn – Professional School Counseling, 2002
Presents two court cases to illuminate school counselors' legal responsibilities in academic advising and abortion counseling. The cases are presented to show how appellate court decisions can guide and inform future decision making in a variety of malpractice situations, and to equip professionals to exercise even greater care for their minor…
Descriptors: Abortions, Court Litigation, Ethics, Legal Responsibility
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Moseley, D. T.; And Others – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1981
Investigated demographic and psychological factors related to reactions to legal abortions in 62 females in an urban southern community. Results suggest that the social context and the degree of support from a series of significant persons rather than demographic variables were most predictive of a positive reaction. (Author)
Descriptors: Abortions, Demography, Emotional Adjustment, Females
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And Others; Cutler, Stephen J. – Journal of Gerontology, 1980
Cohort changes in attitudes about availability of legal abortions are traced over a 12-year period. Contrary to the aging-conservatism hypothesis, trends in the direction of increasingly favorable attitudes and general stability characterize all cohorts. There is no evidence of growing conservatism among the older cohorts. (Author/BEF)
Descriptors: Abortions, Age, Aging (Individuals), Attitude Change
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