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Oh Baby! Unplanned Pregnancy and a Woman’s Right to Choose

Gender, Sex and Gossip in Ambridge

ISBN: 978-1-78769-948-9, eISBN: 978-1-78769-945-8

Publication date: 19 February 2019


This chapter asks, how do the decisions made by Ambridge women compare to the rest of the UK when faced with an unexpected positive pregnancy test, and will explore the decisions made by four Ambridge women when faced with the question of their own pregnancies. It will firstly present the UK context of pregnancy and family composition and go on to examine four case studies of unplanned pregnancy, the decision-making process encountered and its outcomes in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers.


Henshaw, C. (2019), "Oh Baby! Unplanned Pregnancy and a Woman’s Right to Choose", Courage, C. and Headlam, N. (Ed.) Gender, Sex and Gossip in Ambridge, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 101-113.



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