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Table 3 Post-workshop attitudes among 317 participants with negative attitudes at pre-workshop survey

From: Values clarification workshops to improve abortion knowledge, attitudes and intentions: a pre-post assessment in 12 countries

  Negative attitude at pre-test Post-workshop attitudes among those who had negative attitudes at pre-test  
Negative Neutral Positive
Attitude question n n (%) n (%) n (%) p-value1
The issue of abortion is important to me 41 13 (31.7) 2 (4.9) 26 (63.4) 0.002
I support the provision of FP and contraceptive services in my country 9 1 (11.1) 0 (0) 8 (88.9) 0.909
I feel comfortable working to increase access to FP and contraceptive services in my country 11 1 (9.1) 0 (0) 10 (90.9) 0.419
I support the provision of abortion services as permitted by law in my country 47 8 (17.0) 8 (17.0) 31 (66.0) 0.010
I feel comfortable working to increase access to abortion services as permitted by law in my country 41 4 (9.8) 11 (26.8) 26 (63.4) < 0.001
I feel comfortable talking with my closest friends about my involvement with abortion care 30 6 (20.0) 4 (13.3) 20 (66.7) 0.007
I feel comfortable talking with my closest family members about my involvement with abortion care 47 13 (27.7) 9 (19.1) 25 (53.2) < 0.001
I would feel comfortable observing an abortion procedure2 41 13 (31.7) 9 (22.0) 19 (46.3) < 0.001
I would feel comfortable performing or assisting an abortion procedure2 41 16 (39.0) 8 (19.5) 17 (41.5) < 0.001
I am clear about my personal values concerning abortion 18 1 (5.6) 1 (5.6) 16 (88.8) 0.534
I do not feel conflicted about abortion 67 17 (25.4) 13 (19.4) 37 (55.2) 0.013
I can clearly explain my personal values concerning abortion 19 3 (15.8) 3 (15.8) 13 (68.4) 0.106
I can respectfully explain values concerning abortion that conflict with mine 22 3 (13.6) 2 (9.1) 17 (77.3) 0.276
I feel empathy for women who have experienced abortion 25 9 (36.0) 6 (24.0) 10 (40.0) < 0.001
All women should have access to safe, comprehensive abortion care in the first trimester 38 4 (10.5) 12 (31.6) 22 (57.9) 0.002
Access to first-trimester abortion should not be restricted to certain circumstances 111 47 (42.3) 14 (12.6) 50 (45.1) < 0.001
All women should have access to safe, comprehensive abortion care in the second trimester 88 32 (36.4) 16 (18.2) 40 (45.4) < 0.001
Access to second-trimester abortion should not be restricted to certain circumstances 156 77 (49.4) 24 (15.4) 55 (35.2) < 0.001
  1. 1P-value associated with the Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance test
  2. 2Excludes attendees of stakeholder workshops since most were non-clinical (n = 198)