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Building alliances from ambivalence: evaluation of abortion values clarification workshops with stakeholders in South Africa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16623193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A retrospective evaluation of attitudinal, behavioural and knowledge change among diverse stakeholder groups was conducted in Limpopo Province of South Africa to assess the effectiveness of a series of values clarification (VC) interventions. Telephone and face-to-face interview (193) results revealed that over two-thirds (70.2%) reported behavioural changes and 93.2% reported increased compassion for women who seek and providers who render termination of pregnancy. Behaviours supportive of the law were more likely among those initially undecided about their opinion of termination of pregnancy (p < 0.05) than among those initially opposed or supportive to it. When combined with supportive follow-up, three-day VC workshops may be effective at increasing CTOPA knowledge, changing attitudes and spurring advocacy behaviour to support reproductive choice. Research studies with pre-post and case-control designs are needed to confirm these preliminary results.
Authors:
Ellen M H Mitchell; Karen Trueman; Mosotho Gabriel; Lindsey B Bickers Bock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of reproductive health     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1118-4841     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Reprod Health     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-20     Completed Date:  2006-05-22     Revised Date:  2006-12-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712263     Medline TA:  Afr J Reprod Health     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-99     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
mitchelle@ipas.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abortion, Legal / ethics*,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Female
Health Education / methods*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Humans
Male
Pregnancy
Retrospective Studies
South Africa

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