LaMarsh Talk! "The lived experience of teen girls' abortion in Taiwan"

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November 18, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
280N York Lanes
York University
4700 Keele Street, North York, ON M3J 1P3
Irene Backhouse

taiwan teen girl

Please join us for our next LaMarsh talk by Dr. Tsorngh-Yeh Lee, Nursing, Faculty of Health.  Dr. Lee's talk is entitled:

"The lived experience of teen girls' abortion in Taiwan".

Lee, T. Y., Chou, C. C., Chen, C. M., Weng, M. H., Liu, Y. C. (2014). The lived experience of teen girls’ abortion in Taiwan. SAGE Open Jul 2014, 4 (3) DOI:10.1177/2158244014543788

In-depth interviews about the experience after having an abortion were conducted with 20 teenage girls in Taiwan. Six themes emerged by using Colaizzi’s phenomenological methodology: (a) returning to “normal” life as soon as possible, (b) seeking abortion resources, (c) neglecting post-abortion care, (d) disturbed by the fetus ghost, (e) concern about virginity loss and choices for future, and (f) re-examining relationships with partners. Teenage girls received tremendous social and moral pressure due to their traditional cultural and social environment when they went through the abortion experience. The study helps health professionals understand the experience of those girls.

Please RSVP your attendance to by November 10, 2015.