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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Webinar: Gender Justice Perspectives of Criminal Abortion Laws: Exploring the Connections to Universal Health Coverage

Posted on October 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

About On Tuesday 8 October 2019 SRHM held a webinar titled “Gender Justice Perspectives of Criminal Abortion Laws: Exploring the Connections to Universal Health Coverage”  to discuss the gender injustice perspectives of criminal abortion laws, the importance of using  public ...

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Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care

Posted on October 24, 2019 at 12:10 am

Abstract Despite being a common procedure and an essential component of sexual and reproductive health care, many women still face barriers to safe abortion, and their pathway to care is influenced by a number of social, cultural and legal factors.  ...

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Abortion has been decriminalised and same-sex marriage legalised across Northern Ireland.

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 11:38 pm

As of  the 21st of October 2019, abortion has been decriminalised and same-sex marriage legalised across Northern Ireland. This is a momentous step for human rights in the North and a testament to the unwavering dedication and determination of local ...

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Sexual and reproductive rights under attack: the advance of political and moral conservatism in Brazil

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 11:23 am

Abstract This article discusses political setbacks related to sexual and reproductive health and rights that have occurred in Brazil in the last 5 years (2014–2018) resulting from the significant role played by Christian (Evangelical and Catholic) parliamentarians in the legislative ...

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My Body, My Voice: Sharing women’s views on abortion care

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 3:50 pm

Globally, one in four women will access abortion care in their lifetime. Yet, with abortion still highly stigmatised, many of these experiences remain silenced. To mark International Safe Abortion Day, Marie Stopes International have launched a new report – My ...

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At UN, Trump Administration Professes ‘No International Right To An Abortion’

Posted on September 26, 2019 at 2:47 pm

The Trump administration is calling on UN member nations to oppose efforts to promote access to abortion internationally, a move immediately criticized by reproductive rights groups seeking greater access to the services globally. At a meeting of the United Nations ...

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Contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Access to sexual and reproductive health services and information, including a comprehensive range of contraceptive methods, is fundamental to the rights and well-being of women and adolescent girls (1–4). There is a wide range of hormonal and non-hormonal modern contraceptive ...

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Family Planning Vouchers: A tool to boost contraceptive method access and choice

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Health care vouchers are paper or electronic referral coupons that clients can take to an accredited health care provider in exchange for health care services. They are used as a financing mechanism and programmatic tool to improve equitable access and ...

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