Abortion services: the need to include men in care provision
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Abortion services: the need to include men in care provision

Vicky Papworth Contraception and sexual health outreach nurse, St Mary’s Hospital, Portsmouth

Men are often overlooked during the abortion process, with little provision for their needs. Abortion services are traditionally woman-centred, where men are expected to play a supporting role. This article discusses the role of men in the abortion care pathway. It makes recommendations for nurses and healthcare professionals on how to acknowledge the feelings and needs of men during the care process, ensuring they are adequately prepared and supported during this difficult time.

Nursing Standard. 25, 40,35-37. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.06.25.40.35.c8564

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vickypapworth@yahoo.co.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review