News and Resources about Indonesia

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Voice and text messages help women in Bangladesh make contraceptive choices, study finds

Public health organizations are increasingly using mobile health (mHealth) interventions to target specific audiences with personalized health information. In Bangladesh, an Ipas study used mHealth messaging to determine what family ... 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 »

Thursday, January 4, 2018

One key to high-quality abortion care: post-training support for providers

Very few studies have examined the impact of post-training support for abortion providers on the quality of care they provide. A new Ipas study, published in the journal Reproductive Health, fills that gap. It found that providers who ... More »

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ipas and IRC partner to combat barriers to abortion care in crisis settings

Although the need for contraception and safe abortion is heightened in refugee camps and other crisis settings, reproductive health services are often minimal or non-existent, putting women at risk of unwanted pregnancy and unsafe ... More »

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Reproductive health assistance for Rohingya refugees

In partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Ipas Bangladesh is working to strengthen reproductive health services for Rohingya refugees at two camps and six government health facilities in Cox’s Bazar District in ... More »

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Promising new evidence on the safe use of medical abortion by women and health volunteers

Can women accurately self-assess their eligibility for medical abortion? New research from Nepal indicates that, with some simple guidance, they can—a finding with broad implications for the growing question of how much medical ... More »

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Enhancing the quality of abortion care: Successful initiatives to improve clinical skills and facility services

This report looks at initiatives in four countries—Nigeria, Nepal, Ghana and Zambia—where Ipas is working with governments, communities and other partners to provide clinical and programmatic support to providers and ... More »

Friday, May 5, 2017

New evidence from India on ways to improve safe abortion access and knowledge

Abortion has been legal in India since 1971, yet in this sprawling country of more than one billion people, progressive laws do not guarantee access to safe abortion services. An estimated 50 percent of abortions performed in India are ... More »

Friday, March 10, 2017

How does intimate partner violence influence reproductive health?

Research has shown for some time that physical or sexual violence perpetrated by a woman’s husband or sexual partner leads to poor reproductive health outcomes. But two recent Ipas-led studies conducted in Bangladesh shed light on some ... More »

Monday, November 28, 2016

From D&C to vacuum aspiration and misoprostol: Ensuring quality and appropriate use of technology for postabortion care in Myanmar

This technical brief describes Ipas’s work with the Myanmar Department of Public Health to update its national postabortion care guidelines to reflect WHO recommendations regarding uterine evacuation technologies. For the first time, ... More »

Saturday, June 25, 2016

A coordinated approach to policy change and programmatic integration of safe uterine evacuation and postabortion care services in Punjab province, Pakistan

This brief describes the advocacy efforts, led by Ipas Pakistan and local partners, to integrate WHO-approved approaches (UE methods and training of additional cadres of providers) into the health-care system. In particular, it details the ... 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 »

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Nepal study finds auxiliary nurse midwives can successfully provide medical abortion care

At a time when the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging an expansion of health worker roles in the provision of abortion care, a new study from Ipas finds that a program in Nepal to train auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs) in medical ... More »

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ipas in Myanmar: Reducing unsafe abortion, improving care, saving lives

With the goal of reducing deaths and injuries from unsafe abortion, Ipas works in collaboration with Myanmar’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and Department of Public Health (DOPH) to improve the quality of postabortion care available to ... More »

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Pakistan Woman-Centered Postabortion Care: Reference Manual

Reference manual for training health-care professionals on safe postabortion care in Pakistan, adapted from the second edition of Ipas’s Woman-Centered Postabortion Care Reference Manual. 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 »

Monday, August 17, 2015

Nepal to provide free abortion services at public health facilities

In a major step forward for women’s access to safe abortion care, the government of Nepal recently announced that abortion services will be available free of charge at public health facilities. Abortion has been legal in Nepal since ... More »

Friday, June 12, 2015

Improving sexual and reproductive health services for young people in Nepal

This brief presents results and lessons learned from a youth-focused project in Kailali District implemented between 2012 and 2014. The project demonstrated that, working in consultation with health-care providers and other adults, young ... More »

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Implementing Values Clarification and Attitudes Transformation Workshops in Pakistan: An assessment of progress and prospects

An evaluation of values clarification and attitude transformation (VCAT) workshops conducted in Pakistan to improve participants’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviors about abortion and abortion care. More »

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