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E22: Exploring the Mental Health Experiences of Abortion

Control over one’s reproductive destiny continues to be under attack. Most recently, Texas’ new legislation has further restricted access to abortion care. In this episode, Trauma Report writer Chiara Gianvito speaks with Ashley Brodeur, a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) who has also been trained as an abortion doula. Their conversation centers around supporting the mental health of individuals accessing abortion services as factors such as stigma can make the process more difficult.

Links to resources mentioned in this episode:
IPAS Abortion Stigma Toolkit
Choice Connect
Abortion Support Resources Compiled by Birthmark
Planned Parenthood
Connect & Breathe
Abortion, With Love Podcast

Read our related article on the supporting mental health through the abortion process here.


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