News and Resources about Ethiopia

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

First study on the incidence of abortion among Ethiopian adolescents released

A new study by researchers from Ipas and the Guttmacher Institute finds that adolescent women are more likely than older women to seek legal and safe abortion services, since the 2005 expansion on Ethiopia’s abortion law. ... More »

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Induced Abortion and Postabortion Care in Ethiopia

This fact sheet synthesizes data from two national studies on abortion incidence and morbidity in Ethiopia, both published in January 2016 International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health: “The estimated incidence of ... More »

Monday, November 7, 2016

Research partnership aims to improve youth access to safe abortion and contraception in three African nations

The Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom has announced it will fund a three-year research partnership to explore ways to improve adolescent access to contraception and safe abortion in Malawi, Zambia and Ethiopia. The partnership ... 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, November 24, 2014

Working with communities to help Ethiopian women access safe, legal abortion

Ipas partners with community-based organizations to promote women’s sexual and reproductive health. Three recent projects described in this brief exemplify the objectives, processes and results of collaborative efforts by Ipas Ethiopia and ... 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 »

Friday, June 18, 2010

Tigist, adapted from the film Not Yet Rain, a Lisa Russell film in association with Ipas

What if you were raped and pregnant and had few options? This compelling video follows Tigist, a young woman in Ethiopia navigating the health system to have a safe abortion. 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 »

Monday, February 1, 2010

Early first-trimester medical abortion — mifepristone and misoprostol wheel (for Ethiopia)

Made specifically for Ethiopia, this gestational dating wheel is for early first-trimester medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol. More »

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Abortion care improvements in Tigray, Ethiopia: Using the Safe Abortion Care (SAC) approach to monitor the availability, utilization, and quality of services

To reduce the tragic consequences of unsafe abortion, the Ethiopian law on abortion was changed in 2005 to allow access to safely induced abortion for a set of indications including rape, incest, fetal deformity, physical or mental ... More »

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Reducing unsafe abortion in Ethiopia: Monitoring progress with the Safe Abortion Care (SAC) model in Tigray

In Ethiopia, one in seven women dies from pregnancy-related causes and unsafe abortion is a major contributor to the maternal deaths that occur annually. Ethiopia changed its law on abortion in 2005. It now allows safely induced abortion ... More »

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Not Yet Rain [film]

Not Yet Rain, a short film by Lisa Russell, produced in association with Ipas, explores abortion in Ethiopia through the voices of women who have faced the challenge of finding safe care. Through their stories, we see the important role ... More »

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tools for progressive policy change Lessons learned from Ethiopia’s abortion law reform

This four-page fact sheet discusses how Ipas and other advocacy groups worked to successfully lobby to reform Ethiopia’s abortion laws in 2005. Topics discussed include: Ethiopia’s laws, constitution and parliament; arguments used by ... More »

Monday, October 15, 2007

Monitoring safe abortion care service provision in Tigray, Ethiopia

This baseline assessment of abortion services in Tigray, Ethiopia was conducted in 50 public sector facilities in May 2007. Using key Safe Abortion Care (SAC) indicators designed to measure the availability, utilization and quality of ... More »