Ten Steps to Protect Your Privacy when Researching Abortion

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Protecting your privacy can be critical when you research abortion. This article provides resources and tips to navigate the online space, including your messaging platform, Internet browser, email platform, and more. Our Bodies Ourselves Today Content Expert Sabia Wade, and postpartum doula Hollis Wakefield, explain how to protect your privacy and research history when using technology and communication around abortion care and access.

“Navigating the landscape of abortion is already emotional and harrowing enough without these additional considerations. But, doing your research (on an encrypted browser!) and making conscious decisions regarding the who, what, where, when, why, and how’s of communication and action is super crucial.”