resources / Guttmacher Institute

Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion Worldwide – Factsheet

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The Guttmacher Institute, the World Health Organization and the UN’s Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) have released the first-ever model-based estimates of unintended pregnancy and abortion rates for 150 countries, highlighting major disparities in access to sexual and reproductive health care. The study, published in BMJ Global Health, analyzes rates from 2015 to 2019, with the aim of […]

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resources / IPPF

How to Talk about Abortion: A Guide to Rights-Based Messaging

This guide by the IPFF is designed to help organizations review communications materials that include messages about abortion. It includes some basic information about abortion and related issues, and checklists to review and improve abortion messaging. This guide can also be used to inform the development of new materials that include abortion messaging. It can […]

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resources / WHO

WHO: Abortion Care Guideline

The World Health Organisation have launched a new abortion care guideline. The objective of this guideline is to present the complete set of all WHO recommendations and best practice statements relating to abortion. While legal, regulatory, policy and service-delivery contexts may vary from country to country, the recommendations and best practices described in this document […]

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resources / Share-Net Bangladesh

Qualitative study on health care providers’ experiences of providing Menstrual Regulation (MR) and related services in Cox’s Bazar

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Humanitarian settings are characterised by limited access to comprehensive abortion care. At the same time, humanitarian settings can increase the vulnerability of women and girls to unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions. Humanitarian actors and health care providers can play important roles in ensuring the availability and accessibility of abortion-related care. This study explores health care […]

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resources / Share-Net Netherlands

Self-managed abortion: a constellation of actors, a cacophony of laws?

This article by Pizzarossa and Nandagiri (2021) argues that within self-managed abortion (SMA) research, advocacy and policy, without losing focusing on the “self”, it is important to expand our focus on “management”. Introduction Self-managed abortion (SMA) is not a new phenomenon but occurs across histories1 and social and legal contexts,2 utilising a range of methods.1 SMA is broadly […]

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