Safe access to medical abortion

All women should have access to safe abortion in their communities and should be able to benefit equally from new and improved technologies. Medical abortion, a proven but underutilized method, is truly transformative. Medical abortion has the potential to enable women, even in remote communities with little access to health services, to end unwanted pregnancies safely, confidentially and affordably.

Making this a reality requires more than working with doctors and policymakers. It requires collaborating with women, as well as with the community members that women turn to and trust.

When a woman’s best option is to take medication to end her pregnancy without assistance from a health-care provider, she needs accurate, appropriate information on how to do so safely, no matter how, where or from whom she obtains the pills. Ipas is using innovative approaches to inform women and men about access to and safe use of medical abortion.