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‘Feticide’ in South Africa.

Whenever I am asked about the topic of my research, I tend to give a sigh (for a multitude of reasons) and then explain that I am studying women’s experiences of feticide from a critical health psychology perspective. Following the blank look on their face I tend to go on to explain the following:

The CSSR research unit adds its support to the SheDecides movement

The SheDecides movement emerged as a response to the reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) – a US policy which has devastating effects for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls across the globe.

Feeling unsafe as a woman

As a student, especially from a previously elitist university like Rhodes University, one sometimes finds oneself moving in between starkly different spaces. This obviously means different things for many people.

CSSR research associate, Dr Tracey Feltham-King, presents well-received key-note address at the Psychology Department postgraduate conference

Dr Tracey Feltham-King presented a key-note address entitled: "A Psychological Moment(um): Reflections about who we want to be" at the annual Rhodes University Psychology Department postgraduate conference on the 20th October 2017. In the presentation, she referred to a paper written by Michelle Fine (2012) entitled: “Resuscitating Critical Psychology for Revolting Times” and pointed out that the double meaning in that title is very pertinent in our context.

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‌Abortion in Context

Feminism & Psychology Special Issue

We are pleased to introduce Part 2 of Feminism & Psychology’s Special Issue on Abortion in Context. In this part, we turn attention to experiences and meanings surrounding an abortion, rather than macro-level issues. The articles focus on individuals’ accounts of processes involved in an abortion – reaching a decision to terminate a pregnancy, undergoing the procedure, and coming to terms with any social disapproval that may follow. The overarching theme of both Part 1 and Part 2 of the Special Issue is that abortion (and women’s reproductive lives more generally) must be seen in context – whether medical, socio-cultural or legal context; or immediate material and interpersonal context.