Health Services or Sins: A Qualitative Study of American Millennial Catholics’ Attitudes toward Hormonal Contraception and Abortion Open Access

Madni, Sabrina (Spring 2019)

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Catholic dogma indicates that American Millennial Catholics should be opposed to contraception and abortion. However, the current political climate in the US, as well as that in which Millennials were raised, may impact their opinions due to the strong presence of the Women’s Health Movement. The purpose of this study is to investigate the attitudes of American Millennial Catholics towards hormonal contraception and abortion, as well as factors that are involved in their opinion formation. Findings from the study show that American Millennial Catholics may be more supportive of liberal sexual and reproductive health legislation than previously evidenced.

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Introduction Contemporary Contraception and Abortion Service Use Theoretical Framework Purpose and Aims Literature Review Contraception and Abortion in the U.S. Religious Aspects of Contraception and Abortion Methods Project Conceptualization and Student Contribution Study Design Manuscript Abstract Introduction Methods Results Typologies Emergent Themes Discussion References

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