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EXPLAINED: Emotions Women Experience Post-Abortion in the United States

Corinne Rocca, PhD, MPH, of the University of California San Francisco, explains the emotions women express after having an abortion in the United States. Co-authors: Katrina Kimport, PhD; Heather Gould, MPH, John Neuhaus, PhD, Sarah Roberts, PhD, and Diana Greene Foster, PhD.

For more information, watch the extended lecture version and download the video companion materials.

The following sources provided the research used in this video:

Rocca CH, Kimport K, Gould H, Foster DG. Women’s emotions one week after receiving or being denied an abortion in the United States. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2013 Sep; 45(3):122-31. PMID: 24020773

Rocca CH, Kimport K, Roberts SC, Gould H, Neuhaus J, Foster DG. Decision rightness and emotional responses to abortion in the United States: A longitudinal study. PLOS One. 2015; 10(7):e0128832. PMID: 26154386.

For more resources, please visit the Turnaway study’s annotated bibliography.

Women's Emotions After Abortion Infographic