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ELIZALDE, Silvia  and  MATEO, Natacha. Young women: between the “green tide” and the decision to have an abortion. Salud colect. [online]. 2018, vol.14, n.3, pp.433-446. ISSN 1669-2381.

The work analyzes the characteristics, arguments and conditions of possibility present in the gender activisms carried out in recent years by young women in Argentina, with special attention paid to the generational mark they imprint onto the collective demands and struggles for legal, safe and free abortion. The article reconstructs some of the social and personal circumstances at the base of the motivation or the decision of a group of young women to carry out an abortion with misoprostol, with the purpose of exploring concretely the support networks and the information circulating among these young women in relation to the practice of medical abortion, at a time in which access to this right has not yet been legally instituted in the country. We are interested in putting these realities in dialogue with a broader context of female youth prominence in these demands, condensed in the expression “green tide” and in the idea of a “cultural battle” that has already been won socially.

Keywords : Feminism; Adolescent; Abortion; Misoprostol; Argentina.

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