News and Resources about Comprehensive Abortion Care

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Conclusions de l’analyse situationnelle: besoins et opportunités pour une prise en charge des soins complets d’avortement en Afrique de l’Ouest francophone

L’analyse situationnelle, effectuée par Ipas en mars et mai 2015 en collaboration avec des agences internationales et des organisations nationales actives dans ce domaine a permis d’étudier les besoins et les ... More »

Friday, March 3, 2017

Ipas issues 2017 updates to clinical abortion recommendations

Ipas’s annual release of Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health continues to offer the most up-to-date, evidence-based clinical recommendations on comprehensive abortion care in English and Spanish (and French coming soon), with new ... More »

Friday, February 3, 2017

Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health

Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health (CURHs) are designed to provide Ipas staff, trainers, partners and other health-care providers with access to up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations. In general, the recommendations are the same ... More »

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Expanding roles of providers in safe abortion care: A programmatic approach to meeting women’s needs

This brief examines the key results from expanding abortion service provision to midlevel providers in 10 Ipas country programs throughout Asia and Africa, including a global analysis of programmatic data from all 10 countries and two case ... More »

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

‘Clear and promising’ opportunities for expanding abortion care in francophone West Africa

With a new report concluding there is “a vast unmet need” for safe, induced abortion care in francophone West Africa, Ipas is stepping up work with national and international partners to expand comprehensive abortion care (CAC) ... More »

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ipas issues 2016 updates to clinical abortion guidance

Ipas’s fourth annual publication of Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health continues to offer the most up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations on comprehensive abortion care—and three new topics were added in 2016. The ... More »

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Comprehensive Abortion Care Needs and Opportunities in Francophone West Africa: Situational Assessment Results

This situational assessment, conducted by Ipas in collaboration with international and in-country agencies in March-May 2015, looks at comprehensive abortion care (CAC) needs and opportunities in francophone West Africa. It concludes there ... More »

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Meet the expert: Global health systems guidance, curricula and service delivery tools

Katherine L. Turner, MPH, Ipas senior health systems advisor, heads a multi-disciplinary team to develop, review and update Ipas’s global health systems guidance, training curricula and service delivery tools. For over a decade, ... More »

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My honor, my body, my health: Fulfilling young people’s sexual and reproductive rights

This booklet describes Ipas’s work with youth to promote their sexual and reproductive health and rights. With facts and concise explanations—plus illustrative stories from Nepal, South Africa and Ecuador—the booklet highlights the ... More »

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Saving and enhancing women’s lives

This brochure describes the impact Ipas has made on saving and enhancing women's lives over 40 years. More »

Friday, June 27, 2014

Building a healthy future for Ethiopia’s youth: Ipas Ethiopia works with young people to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights

This publication describes Ipas Ethiopia’s comprehensive approach to addressing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Ipas supports university-based “Help Points” and community-based Reproductive Health Corners ... More »

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Comprehensive Abortion Care for Young Women: Preliminary results from an Ipas Zambia pilot project with fully integrated youth participation

From 2012 to 2014, Ipas Zambia implemented the Comprehensive Abortion Care for Young Women pilot project in Lusaka Province to improve young women’s access to, use of and involvement in youth-appropriate, high-quality abortion care. This ... More »

Monday, May 5, 2014

Midwives Matter

Midwives are the front line in keeping women healthy—through pre- and postnatal care and through comprehensive reproductive health care, including safe abortion. When skilled midwives make these important services available, accessible and ... More »

Monday, April 21, 2014

Provider Snapshot: Evelyne Mutio

A photostory of a midwife working in Nairobi, Kenya. More »

Monday, April 14, 2014

Broadening the base of providers offering safe abortion care

Once a country with one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws, Nepal today offers safe and legal abortion services in each of its 75 districts. The expansion of safe abortion care is one of several strategies that helped ... More »

Monday, March 10, 2014

New guidance for evidence-based safe abortion care

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new, online document to assist health professionals in the provision of evidence-based safe abortion care. The Clinical Practice Handbook for Safe Abortion is a companion to the 2012 ... More »

Friday, January 17, 2014

Joe Cherabie: Why medical students need training on safe abortion

Ipas works with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) to train medical students from around the world on the importance of safe abortion access for women's health. Here, Joe Cherabie, a medical student in ... More »

Friday, January 17, 2014

Kelly Thompson: Why medical students need training on safe abortion

Ipas works with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) to train medical students from around the world on the importance of safe abortion access for women's health. Here, Kelly Thompson, a medical student in ... More »

Monday, December 30, 2013

Cephas Avoka: Why medical students need training on safe abortion

Ipas works with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) to train medical students from around the world on the importance of safe abortion access for women's health.   Here, Cephas Avoka, a medical ... More »

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Safe abortion in Nepal: A success story

Where abortion is illegal, women suffer. Before 2002 when abortion was illegal in Nepal, women were imprisoned, half of all hospital admissions were due to complications from clandestine abortions, and hundreds of women died each year. ... More »

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