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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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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