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Abortion portrayal

Sex Education (television)

Sex Education

Awkward teenager Otis, the son of a sex therapist, finds that he has a special talent for helping his more experienced peers overcome emotional obstacles in their sex lives. In this plotline, he supports Maeve, stereotyped as promiscuous and rebellious, as she has an abortion. Maeve bonds with another woman at the clinic, who is there for a second or third abortion, over obscure trivia and chocolate mousse. The plotline also features Otis giving sex advice to the anti-abortion protestors outline the clinic. Otis buys Maeve a post-abortion bouquet and a sandwich, and walks her home. He offers to stay to keep her company, and she declines, saying she'll text him if she dies.  

Keywords: pregnancy decision.

Episodes: Episode 2, Episode 3
Release date: January 11, 2019
Time setting: Present (2019)
Geographical setting: Non-US (England)
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: None
Character age: Teen
Genre: Comedy
Network: Netflix

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