Factors influencing access around contraception and abortion services during the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran, Bangladesh and the Netherlands

Posted on April 23, 2021 at 11:50 am

The COVID-19 situation left noteworthy numbers of women of reproductive age 15 49 with reduced access to contraception and abortion services. This mixed-method research analyzed and compared the differences in accessibility in family planning/contraceptive methods and abortion services in three ...

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Focus on Abortion: Special Supplement

Posted on January 6, 2021 at 5:42 pm

The peer-reviewed journal International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health has recently published a special supplement on the Focus on Abortion. It, among others, includes an article on the Global Developments in Laws on Induced Abortion, highlighting the period of ...

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Adding it Up 2019 release

Posted on August 6, 2020 at 4:42 pm

New data published from the Adding it Up 2019 study by the Guttmacher Institute show that providing essential sexual and reproductive health care would reduce unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and maternal deaths by about two-thirds in low- and middle-income countries. ...

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Maintaining essential health services: operational guidance for the COVID-19 context

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:53 pm

Countries around the world are facing the challenge of increased demand for care of people with COVID-19, compounded by fear, misinformation and limitations on movement that disrupt the delivery of health care for all conditions. Maintaining essential health services: operational guidance ...

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Abortion in the context of COVID-19: a human rights imperative

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:39 pm

Introduction Past global health emergencies show that access to safe abortion can be negatively impacted during crises.1 While states’ COVID-19 responses are still evolving, increasing burdens on health systems are likely to substantially reduce abortion access.2 As providers become infected, clinics providing ...

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Technical Guidance for SRH Services During COVID-19

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 10:53 am

About These three technical guidance documents, which have been developed by Pathfinder International, can be used to support the adaptation of the delivery of essential sexual and reproductive health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The documents offer guidance to ministries ...

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In climate change-affected Lesotho, self-injected contraceptives empower women to choose their own future

Posted on March 24, 2020 at 4:21 pm

HA MOEKETSANE, Lesotho – Regina Mokoena has seen first-hand how drought and climate change are increasing the demand for family planning in her village. Ms. Mokoena is a local health worker in Ha Moeketsane, in Lesotho’s mountainous rural Mokhotlong District. ...

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Abortion Without Borders

Posted on January 6, 2020 at 5:47 pm

About Abortion Without Borders is an initiative that will provide information, practical support and funding to people in Poland who need abortions, in Poland or abroad. The group is comprised of activist groups in four countries. Initial contact will be ...

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Join Marie Stopes International to #SmashAbortionStigma

Posted on November 11, 2019 at 3:54 pm

Worldwide, one in four pregnancies end in abortion, yet stigma and judgement around seeking and speaking about safe abortion care persist. New research from Marie Stopes International has found that a culture of silence still exists around abortion for many ...

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Medical management of abortion

Posted on November 7, 2019 at 3:57 pm

Recommendations for the use of mifepristone and misoprostol for inducing abortion and for managing incomplete abortion are contained within the 2012 WHO guideline Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems. Evidence related to home use of medication and ...

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