Myanmar

Unsafe abortion is the third leading cause of maternal mortality in Myanmar, where abortion is legal only to save the life of the woman. Many women arrive in the public health system seeking care for complications from unsafe abortions.  Ipas Myanmar is working in partnership with the national Department of Health to introduce high-quality postabortion care in public facilities, including provision of training and support to providers. Ipas Myanmar also plans to work with partner NGOs in Myanmar to raise public awareness about the dangers of unsafe abortion and how to obtain safe and comprehensive contraceptive and postabortion care.