Abortions

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  • Women who have had abortions
    • Nature/ characteristics of information presented
      • Quantitative data
      • Secondary official statistics
      • Has come from Department of Health
    • Definitions
      • A woman who has had an abortion is a woman who was pregnant but made the choice of having the pregnancy terminated.
    • Trends/patterns/key features shown by data
      • The data from Text 2 was from 2010 but was released in 2011.
      • Text 2 is reliable because it can be repeated due to it being official statistics
      • Text 2 is valid because it came from the government and it is official statistics
      • Abortions are increasing
    • Potential support which could be offered by government/ charities/ independent organations
      • Post-abortion support from the Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre
      • Post abortion counselling
        • Care Confidential
        • The British Pregnancy Advice Service (BPAS)
        • Marie Stopes UK
    • Explanations of the trends
      • Less stigma attached to women having abortions
        • Seculisation
      • Changes in position of women
        • Choosing their career instead of having family so have abortion to focus on career
    • Potential research method questions
      • Questionnaire are more reliable-easy to repeat.
      • Interviews more likely to be valid as gain a rapport and get more detailed information due to open questions.
      • Sample: snowball
    • Potential advantages and disadvantage
      • Advantages the under 18 abortion is decreasing which shows how less teenagers are having abortions.
      • Disadvantage the increase in abortions could be costing the NHS and support groups for post-abortion
      • Advantage, if more women are having abortions then there will be more places available n primary school for the baby boom.

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