07 November 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University
A creative workshop focused on the journeys of Irish women travelling for abortions
Each year, approximately 5,000 women travel from the Republic of Ireland to England to access abortion services. Little is known about these journeys and the care women receive. Poor or insensitive care could result in feelings of stigma and isolation. To support the women, it’s vital that health professionals understand their journeys.
This event, targeted at health professionals, explores the paths women must take to get access to abortion. You’re invited to discuss and visually map the places and people that Irish women contact for abortion care before, during and after the procedure. The event should begin what we hope to be an ongoing discussion with healthcare providers about developing specific care frameworks for Irish abortion travellers.
The workshop will present research from the project “The Liverpool-Ireland Abortion Corridor: History, activism and medical practice” supported by a Wellcome Trust Seed Grant in Humanities and Social Science (Ref: 110469/A/15/Z). Read more about this project here.
Follow the discussions on Twitter @abortiontrail and using the hashtag #abortionmaps
Contact: Dr Deidre Duffy