By Rosalind Pollack Petchesky
A holistic figuring out of abortion from a feminist standpoint, together with the heritage of its perform and country regulations to comprise it; the social, monetary, and cultural stipulations below which girls put it to use; and the felony, ethical, and political battles that encompass it.
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It can arise because the type of measurement used is insufficiently sensitive to detect change or because we are trying to measure the wrong thing. We will consider appropriate outcome indicators more fully in Chapter 3. However, it is worth noting here that experimental and quasi-experimental designs in public health frequently rely on epidemiological indicators such as changes in morbidity and mortality. This need not be the case, but the association reflects a common epistemology underpinning the selection of methods and outcome measures.
The termination of a programme, especially if this is premature or if the way the programme was implemented has alienated the community in any way, may result in a backlash. Initial gains may be followed by a reversal, resulting in a worse position than at the beginning of the programme. 1 Chlamydia screening A mass media programme to promote chlamydia screening among young women was followed by an immediate increase in attendance. Points for reflection Has the programme been effective? What additional information would you like to have access to?
This incorporates some consideration of the value or utility of the outcomes. For example, rather than just identifying years of life gained, the use of QALYs allows some adjustment to be made to reflect quality of life. • Cost–benefit analysis. Costs are assigned to both the provision of the intervention and all the benefits that accrue from it. This means that ‘the Evidence and indicators of success 41 benefits must be translated into a [monetary] value’ (Health Communication Unit 2006: 9). The two can then be compared, often as a cost–benefit ratio.
Abortion and Woman’s Choice: The State, Sexuality, and Reproductive Freedom by Rosalind Pollack Petchesky