This bibliography is the result of a few requests recently from people looking for citations on abortion doulas.
I'm calling this a "Research Bibliography" and limiting it to research/academic/print publications. A bibliography of blog posts, zines, news articles, and podcasts would be much longer. I realize the distinction I'm drawing here is somewhat arbitrary and that it recapitulates an often artificial distinction between academia and the rest of the world, but it gives me a way to put tight boundaries on this project so I can get it posted.
Is there anything I've missed that you would include on this list? Please leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Bibliography on Abortion Doulas
Compiled by Sarah Whedon April 22, 2019
Basmajian, Alyssa, Abortion Doulas: Creating Compassion and Community in a Place of Shame and Solitude. Thesis.
-----. “Abortion Doulas: Changing the Narrative,” Anthropology Now. 6 (2); September 2014; 44-51.
Colarossi, Lisa and Gabriela Betancourt, “Planned Parenthood of New York City: Feasibility and Acceptability of Doula Services for Surgical Abortion” 2011. Unpublished.
Chor, Julie, Vinay Goyal, Alicia Roston, Lewish Keith, Ashlesha Patel, “Doulas as facilitators: the expanded role of doulas into abortion care,” Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 2012; 38.
Chor, Julie, Brandon Hill, Summer Martins, Stephanie Mistretta, Ashlesha Patel, and Melissa Gillian. “Doula support during first-trimester surgical abortion: a randomized controlled trial.” American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2015:212:45.e1-6. Web. 9 September 2016.
Chor, Julie, Phoebe Lyman, Megan Tusken, Ashlesha Patel, Melissa Gilliam, “Women's experiences with doula support during first-trimester surgical abortion: a qualitative study,” Contraception March 2016; 93(3): 244-248
Chor, Julie, Lyman Phoebe, Ruth J, Patel A, Gilliam M, “Integrating Doulas Into First-Trimester Abortion Care: Physician, Clinic Staff, and Doula Experiences,” Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. 2018 Jan; 63(1):53-57.
Ko, Michele, Beyond Hand Holding: Abortion Doulas and a Reproductive Justice Politics of Love. (2016). Honors Thesis. https://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/etd_hon_theses/1710
Mahoney, Mary and Lauren Mitchell, The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People. The Feminist Press, 2016.
Mitchell, Lauren and Annie Robinson, "Story-Centered Care: Full-Spectrum Doula Work and Narrative Medicine,” in Doulas And Intimate Labor: Boundaries, Bodies, and Birth. Angela Castaneda and Julie Johnson Searcy eds. Demeter Press, 2015.
Pfaff, Anna, Full Spectrum Doulas: Broadening The Scope of Reproductive Healthcare." Thesis. 2012.
Wilson, S., M. Pensak, C. Ukogu, M. Sammel, C. Schreiber. “The role of doulas to address analgesic and psychological needs during surgical management of early pregnancy failure and abortion,” Contraception. 15 September 2015. Web. 10 August 2016.
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