Abortion and Social Science

Abortion is a common experience for women around the world; yet it is often excluded from the curricula of health professionals. Our aim is to fill in the gaps left by the exclusion of abortion from mainstream curricula.

This section contains all video lectures and slides relating to sociology, stigma, public policy, and abortion access.

Learning Objectives

After watching these video lectures, learner will:

  • Articulate who has abortion in the United States and Globally
  • Describe the historical trajectory of abortion in the U.S.
  • Define abortion stigma and its negative consequences
  • Describe key stakeholders’ reactions to Roe v. Wade in American culture
  • Understand the legal framework regulating abortion in the United States
  • Describe the health and abortion disparities by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status that limit access

Assessments

Abortion and Social Sciences Questions

Abortion and Social Sciences Answers

Video Lectures and Companion Materials

Abortion and its Multiple Contexts

Video Lecture Presented by:

Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Lecture can be viewed with subtitles in Spanish or French. French translation was made possible by the Safe Abortion Action Fund and International Planned Parenthood Federation. Click the Closed Captions button on video lectures to access subtitles. 

Abortion and its Multiple Contexts

Week1-MultipleContexts (Sufrin)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Click to download Abortion and its Multiple Contexts (pdf)

The History of Abortion

Video Lecture Presented by:

University of California, San Francisco
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Lecture can be viewed with subtitles in Spanish or French. French translation was made possible by the Safe Abortion Action Fund and International Planned Parenthood Federation. Click the Closed Captions button on video lectures to access subtitles. 

The History of Abortion

Week 1- HistoryAbortion (Joffe)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Carole Joffe, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download The History of Abortion  (pdf)

Abortion Stigma: What is it and how does it affect women’s health?

Video Lecture Presented by:

University of California, San Francisco
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Lecture can be viewed with subtitles in Spanish or French. French translation was made possible by the Safe Abortion Action Fund and International Planned Parenthood Federation. Click the Closed Captions button on video lectures to access subtitles. 

Abortion Stigma: What is it and how does it affect women’s health?

Week 1- Stigma (Freedman)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Lori Freedman, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Abortion Stigma: What is it and how does it affect women’s health? (pdf)

Representations of Abortion in Film and Television

Video Lecture Presented by:

Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Lecture can be viewed with subtitles in Spanish or French. French translation was made possible by the Safe Abortion Action Fund and International Planned Parenthood Federation. Click the Closed Captions button on video lectures to access subtitles. 

Representations Television and Film

Week1- Film and TV (Sufrin)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Abortion in the US after Legalization

Video Lecture Presented by:

University of California, San Francisco
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Lecture can be viewed with subtitles in Spanish. Click the Closed Captions button on video lectures to access subtitles. 

Abortion in the U.S. after Legalization

Week 2- US after Legalization (Steinauer)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Carole Joffe, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Click to download Abortion in the U.S. after Legalization  (pdf)

Abortion Rights in the United States

Video Lecture Presented by:

University of San Francisco

Note: This video lecture was filmed in the summer of 2014. Laws and polices may have shifted since filming.

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Abortion Rights in the United States

Week3-Rights (Manian)


Slide Set from Video Lecture Presented by:

Maya Manian, JD
University of San Francisco School of Law

Click to download Abortion Rights in the United States (pdf)

Turnaway Study: What Happens When Women Are Denied Abortions?

Video Lecture Presorted by:
Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS and Diana Greene Foster, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

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Contextualizing Who has Abortions After the First Trimester

Video Lecture Presented by:

University of California, San Francisco

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Lecture can be viewed with subtitles in Spanish. Click the Closed Captions button on video lectures to access subtitles.