Seeking Experience Abortion Services: A Study of Unmarried Young Indonesian Women


  • Annop Phothisuk St Theresa International College


Abortion, Seeking Pattern in Abortion rvice, Abortion Services


The stigma over abortion services has been noted as one of the reason most women choose secrecy over health. In Indonesia, abortion is restrictively permitted to perform only by two indications; medical emergency and rape case. As result, women who needs abortion will choose any option available despite the safety of the service. The objective of this research was to explore the seeking abortion experience of young Indonesian women. This research utilized the feminist methodology with in-depth interviews and unstructured interviews with the 16 unmarried young women, aged between 18-24 years old and 11 abortion providers from different sectors in central java and Yogyakarta, Indonesia on accessing the abortion service. The finding show that, the folk sector was mostly become the first things women tried when they figure out their pregnancy. Using young pineapple, huge amount of vitamin C, tried the traditional massage or using spell with the help of ancient spirit become the first choice. Popular sector also chosen only when the women well known the network and the services as they also secretly give the services. The professional sector, widely open the services but have particular requirement in which some women could not fulfil. The recommendation on giving abortion service with women’s centred as implication of this research are discussed.


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