News and Resources about Contraception

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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 »

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Study calls for more focus on women's choices of postabortion contraceptives

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that all women be offered a method of contraception on the day of their abortion. Ipas and other rights-based programs also strive to ensure that women’s decisions about contraceptives ... More »

Sunday, May 1, 2016

An evaluation of postabortion contraceptive uptake following a youth-friendly services intervention in Ethiopia

This brief describes a study to evaluate the sustained uptake of postabortion LARC (IUDs and implants) among young women after a youth-friendly services (YFS) intervention by Ipas in Ethiopia. More »

Monday, February 1, 2016

The American Public Health Association adopts new policies on abortion and contraception

At its Annual Meeting in November 2015, the American Public Health Association (APHA) adopted three new far-reaching statements to support access to abortion and contraception and promote reproductive justice. The statements include a ... More »

Monday, December 7, 2015

Ipas study identifies ways to increase accessibility and quality of postabortion contraception

Comprehensive abortion service-delivery interventions such as offering post-training support to providers can increase postabortion contraceptive uptake and reduce unintended pregnancy, according to a large-scale Ipas study recently ... More »

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Providers Counseling Desk Book 2015

This flip book, a counseling tool for women in English and Urdu, includes information on misoprostol use for incomplete / missed abortion and postabortion contraception, as well as prevention and treatment of postpartum hemorrhage. It is ... 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 »

Monday, December 1, 2014

Annual Report 2014

Ipas’s mission to reduce deaths and injuries from unsafe abortion and to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights is comprehensive. This report provides a snapshot of the breadth of Ipas efforts, ... More »

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Lessons learned from integration of postabortion care, menstrual regulation, and family planning services in Bangladesh

Lessons learned from integration of postabortion care, menstrual regulation, and family planning services in Bangladesh. This study recommended working toward improved post-procedure contraception delivery and evidence-based appropriate ... More »

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pathways to safe abortion in Nepal

Since the liberalization of Nepal’s abortion law in 2002, intensive provider training and facility support have proven successful strategies for increasing the availability of comprehensive abortion care (CAC) services in the country. ... More »

Monday, February 14, 2011

What can men do to support reproductive choice?

Men can—and should—act to support women's reproductive choice and access to reproductive health care as we work toward more gender-equitable relationships in our societies. This publication presents five actions men can take personally to ... More »

Thursday, April 1, 2010

In brief: Facts on unintended pregnancy and abortion in Ethiopia

This factsheet, co-authored by the Guttmacher Institute and Ipas, delivers information regarding unintended pregnancy and abortion in Ethiopia, including facts about abortion incidence, postabortion care, consequences of unsafe abortion ... More »

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Creating a healthy future for Nigerian women

Nigeria has the largest population in sub-Saharan Africa. It also has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality ratios, between 800 and 1,100 deaths per 100,000 live births. For the vast majority of Nigerian women, critical ... More »

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Unplanned pregnancy? Get informed! It’s your right

This brochure provides information to help women think about their options and find needed resources when faced with an unplanned pregnancy.  Geared toward the more than 40 percent of Latinas in North Carolina who get pregnant when ... More »

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Progress and prospects of MAPnet: A network of medication abortion providers in two districts of Maharashtra, India

Medication abortion (MA) can play a vital role in reducing unsafe abortions; however, MA services in India are being provided in an unorganized fashion and are usually limited to urban areas. Working with FOGSI, Ipas initiated “MAPnet,” a ... More »

Sunday, October 7, 2007

An assessment of the readiness to offer contraceptives and comprehensive abortion care in the Greater Accra, Eastern and Ashanti regions of Ghana

This study examines how prepared Ghanaian public health facilities are to provide essential and life-saving reproductive health care, such as safe abortion services, postabortion care and contraception. This assessment documents the ... More »

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Europe region evidence-based clinical update No. 1: Emergency contraception

This four-page brochure discusses the basic facts about emergency contraception for clinicians in Europe. Topics of discussion include emergency contraception’s effectiveness, how and when it should be used, emergency contraception’s ... More »

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Clinician’s guide for second-trimester abortion, second edition

The second edition of this clinician’s manual describes two clinical methods for second-trimester abortion. It includes an instructional guide to these methods, as well as information on complications, contraceptive counseling, informed ... More »

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Best practices in medication abortion: Starting contraception after first-trimester medication abortion

This factsheet outlines suggested regimens for starting or resuming contraception after the completion of a first-trimester induced abortion. Recommendations are derived from available research, clinical experi­ence and documentation of ... More »

Monday, August 1, 2005

Confronting maternal mortality: The status of abortion care in public health facilities in Mozambique

With its struggling health system and history of conflict, Mozambique has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates. In an effort to look at factors affecting maternal death, Ipas and the Mozambican Ministry of Health undertook ... More »

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