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As part of my research, I am currently recruiting participants for two art-based workshops. The title of my research study is Choice or life? The concept of fertility and reproductive autonomy amongst ‘pro-choice’ and ‘pro-life’ supporters: An exploratory study.” This study aims to explore the concept of fertility and reproductive autonomy amongst members of the general public in Ireland, who identify themselves as ‘pro-choice’ and ‘pro-life’ supporters.


Participation involves attending 2 arts-based workshops facilitated by the researcher. Each workshop will consist of a group discussion and visual art-making.

In these workshops art-making will be used as a mode of inquiry to facilitate participants’ thinking, understanding and insight in relation to the concepts of fertility and reproductive autonomy. The images and/or objects participants create won’t be judged by pre-established standards like ‘good’ or ‘technically accomplished’. The most important thing for participants is to find their own meaning in what they have created. This research is specifically interested in exploring this meaning-making process, in order to understand the individual experiences of these concepts within the contemporary socio-cultural context of the abortion referendum deliberations.


Inclusion criteria:

·         General public who identify themselves as ‘pro-life’ supporters, over the age of 18, living in Ireland for at least two years

·         Female participants


If you are interested in participating in this study, or know of someone who might be interested or have further questions, please contact me and I will provide you with greater detail in relation to the study - 087 7045359 or via email at




Please note Ethical approval has been granted to this study by the School of Applied Psychology Ethics Committee, UCC

Date: 4th of April

Time: 5.30-8.30pm