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What's in an abortion?

Abortions are an extremely common procedure but remain deeply stigmatised. This interactive, hybrid (in-person and online) event explores myths, embellishments, and sensationalist stories that surround depictions of abortion in media (news headlines, films, tv shows, books). Contrasting these depictions with current evidence and knowledge on abortion, this event offers a corrective to stigmatised understandings and narratives of abortion by reclaiming and reimagining ‘what’s in an abortion?’.

Following an initial, facilitator-led discussion (approx. 45 minutes), participants will produce a collective ‘zine responding to relevant prompts & discussion points (approx. 45 minutes). The public ‘zine will be available online and via a public archive. All materials will be provided at the in-person session, but you're welcome to bring some craft supplies along as well!

Who's it for?

This event is for anyone who supports abortion and abortion-seekers, is curious about learning more, and is keen to contribute to abortion stigma-busting! No prior knowledge or preparation is required, just your support for abortion and abortion-seekers.

Is it only in-person or only online?

No - this is a hybrid event. We will have dedicated facilitators to enable both in-person and online participation. Specific instructions, tailored for our virtual attendees, will be shared in advance to enable participation in the 'zine-making activity.

There is limited availability, so please book tickets early. Please let us know if you can't make it so we can offer the ticket to those on the waitlist! The deadline for booking is 3 pm UK on 14th of November 2023.

Who are you?

This event is organised by Dr Rishita Nandagiri (KCL) and Joe Strong (LSE), two abortion researchers. We also run the popular monthly (no pressure!) abortion book club.

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2023 and was made possible thanks to funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

What is an abortion

At this event

Rishita Nandagiri

Lecturer in Global Health & Social Medicine

Event details

Macadam Building
Macadam Building, Surrey Street, London, WC2R 2NS