News and Resources about Nepal

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Friday, December 20, 2013

Expanding the Provider Base for Abortion Care: Findings and Recommendations from an Assessment of Pre-Service Training Needs and Opportunities in Nepal

In 2012, Ipas undertook an assessment in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan to determine the specific needs and gaps in the pre-service education systems for midlevel providers and to identify opportunities, strategies and ... 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 »

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Empowering women workers through youth-led education on reproductive health and safe abortion in Nepal

From 2011-2012, Ipas and our partners implemented a series of classes on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)—including information on safe abortion—for women who work at factories across Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley. This report ... 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, March 21, 2011

Evaluation of nurse providers of comprehensive abortion care (CAC) using manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) in Nepal

In Nepal, though maternal mortality has decreased in the last decade, unsafe abortion still contributes 7 percent of deaths. A key strategy for improving access to abortion services, especially in rural areas, is to train midlevel ... More »

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

U.S. foreign policy and abortion in Nepal: Barriers to saving women's lives

This policy brief is drawn from the results of a 2009 Ipas-commissioned fact-finding trip in Nepal to document the impact of U.S. foreign policy as it relates to safe abortion care within the country. This report, based on the results of ... More »

Monday, November 1, 2010

The impact of U.S. foreign policy on safe abortion in Nepal

This Ipas report concludes that the Helms Amendment creates confusion amongst health-care providers, which ultimately impedes women's access to safe, legal abortion care in Nepal. More »

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

An exploratory study of complications from comprehensive abortion care: Improvement of the quality of comprehensive abortion care in Nepal Executive Summary

The Nepal Ministry of Health began providing comprehensive abortion care in 2004, two years after abortion was legalized in the country. Between 2004 and 2007, 176 government, non-governmental organization and private service sites were ... More »

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

An exploratory study of complications from comprehensive abortion care: Improvement of the quality of comprehensive abortion care in Nepal Report

The Nepal Ministry of Health began providing comprehensive abortion care in 2004, two years after abortion was legalized in the country. Between 2004 and 2007, 176 government, non-governmental organization and private service sites were ... More »

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Behavior change communication: Increasing access to safe abortion in Nepal

Community values, attitudes and behaviors regarding abortion often drive women to seek clandestine, unsafe abortions. Behavior change communication: Increasing access to safe abortion in Nepal details the development of a behavior change ... More »