Behavior change communication: Increasing access to safe abortion in Nepal

miércoles, 15 de junio de 2005

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 communication (BCC) strategy to increase awareness and the use of safe abortion services after the abortion law was liberalized in Nepal.  BCC activities help to bring about personal and interpersonal changes, empowering people to absorb new ideas that lead to new behaviors.  This flyer is accompanied by a twelve-page document, Sparking dialogue: Initiating community conversation on safe abortion (also available on the Ipas website). It is a step-by-step guide about developing BCC strategies that can help increase women's access to safe services and thus save women's lives.