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Abortion stories: exploring the influence of sharing abortion experiences on mental health and wellbeing

Description 
This project explores how story sharing about accessing abortion care can reduce stigma and influence on mental health and wellbeing. The project requires two complementary skills sets: first, competency with videography/filmmaking to allow for recording personal narratives; and second, drawing on academic literature around story sharing to evaluate and explore the effects of story sharing on mental health and on experiences of stigma. The outcomes of the project would contribute to existing repositories of publicly available video narratives around abortion and contribute to our understanding of how arts-based and story-based sharing can influence on health and wellbeing outcomes and reduce experiences of stigma for sexual and reproductive health.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here: https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/minimum
Keywords 
abortion; stigma; film; disclosure; arts; mental health; story sharing
School 
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Available options 
Masters by research
Honours
BMedSc(Hons)
Short projects
Time commitment 
Full-time
Part-time
Physical location 
553 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne (adjacent to The Alfred)
Co-supervisors 
Prof 
Jane Fisher

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