Kathleen Broussard

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of South Carolina
Chapter Member: South Carolina SSN
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About Kathleen

Broussard's research focuses on the individual, social, and structural determinants of health-seeking behaviors. She explores the way healthcare and medical technologies shape the meaning and experience of pregnancy, abortion, and childbearing and conversely, how people's identities and beliefs influence their engagement with the formal healthcare system.


New Research on U.S. Women Who Seek Abortion Care Online

  • Abigail Rosemary Anne Aiken


"Experiences of Women in Ireland Who Accessed Abortion by Traveling Abroad or by Using Abortion Medication at Home: A Qualitative Study" (with Abigail Rosemary Anne Aiken, Dana M. Johnson, and Elisa Padron). (2018).

Examines the impact of Ireland's restrictive abortion laws on women's options for accessing abortion, their decision-making regarding which pathway to follow, and their experiences with their chosen approach.