In This Issue:
Notes From the Field:
“Hurry Up and Wait: Patience in Preliminary Field Research”
By Jess Newman
Still without this experience, I wouldn’t have gotten a glimpse at what awareness-raising and activism look like before it even registers in public consciousness. In 2008, the Moroccan Association for Family Planning (AMPF) publish an exploratory study on unsafe abortion (avortment á risques) in the hopes of sparking a debate about abortion’s criminalization. It met with indifferent results, prompting only a few non-committal public statements from politicians. A few articles surface in local media about a gynecologist who was fast becoming politicized as a result of treating so many women with complications from botched abortions, but the discussion ended there.