Understanding Abortion

Author(s): Mary Pipes


In Understanding Abortion, May Pipes and Women's Health provide a clear and comprehensive guide to the factors to consider when thinking about a termination; what happens during an abortion; and the medical and legal issues.

They include interviews with a wide range of women who have terminated their pregnancies, speaking out in their own words about their decisions and feelings; and they explore the political contents of abortion. A detailed resource section provides information about contraception, pregnancy testing, counselling, abortion charities and campaign groups.

This accessible and practical book is written for any woman who is considering an abortion, or who has had a termination and wants more information and support, as well as for health and social workers and abortion counsellors.


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'A non-judgemental look at the practical and psychological questions people have about abortion, with a full resources section'. --Bookseller

'The author resists the temptation to pass judgement or generalise, prefering to let the facts speak for themselves.' --19 magazine

'A helpful book.' --Guardian

Mary Pipes has worked in journalism and public relations. Understanding Abortion is her first book. Women's Health is an independent information and resource centre for women on health matters.

General Fields

  • : 9780704344808
  • : The Womens Press
  • : The Womens Press
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mary Pipes
  • : Paperback