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Abortion portrayal

Masters of Sex (television)

Masters of Sex
Notes:

A participant in Dr. Masters' study on sexual response shares that she's pregnant and requests that he perform an illegal abortion, which he refuses to do. Virginia, his research assistant, goes behind his back and takes money from their study’s funding and gives it to the woman to get an abortion elsewhere.

Keywords: illegal abortion, abortion funding.

Episodes: Fallout
Release date: December 1, 2013
Time setting: Past (1956-1958)
Geographical setting: US (Missouri)
Abortion legality: Illegal
Health outcomes: None
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Drama
Network: Showtime

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