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Si ella vuelve es error nuestro: an ethnography of voluntary termination of pregnancy\'s care in Uruguay

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Juliana Vieira Wahl Pereira
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Heloisa Buarque de Almeida; Rozeli Maria Porto; Susana Rostagnol; Ana Lúcia Pastore Schritzmeyer
Advisor: Heloisa Buarque de Almeida

After decades of struggle between various social actors, the practice of abortion was legalized in Uruguay through law nº 18.987/2012 with some requirements: medication abortion, within the health system, with five days of reflection, as long as it occurs in up to 12 weeks of gestation (or 14 weeks in the case of sexual violence), for Uruguayans or migrants residing for at least one year. The legalization of abortion took place after a set of actions by social movements, mainly feminist movements and those carried out by health professionals, to create policies focused on sexual and reproductive rights, so restricted in Latin America. In the dissertation I propose to analyze through two fieldworks carried out before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, how despite the change in legislation, the abortion taboo remains in the sexual and reproductive health services in the country, and how women who are outside the law, manage a type of handling of the law to have access to the right to abortion. To do so, they articulate notions of suffering that fit the ideal of what I call the public victim, a victim the law was designed to protect. The abortion taboo and the consequent stigma that professionals feel in relation to their work, puts pressure on new abortions not to happen, so there is a great focus on how long-term contraception should be an ally in public policy so that the number of abortions does not increase. However, I discuss how there are different notions regarding contraception among professionals and women in health services, especially in negotiations regarding the use of LARC, long-acting reversible contraceptives. The hypothesis is that the timing of women\'s contraceptive choices and the timing of LARC are often incompatible. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/07556-0 - Seven years after the adoption of the voluntary interruption of pregnancy act in Uruguay: an ethnography of care in a hospital of Montevideo
Grantee:Juliana Vieira Wahl Pereira
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master