What are the ‘foreseeable harms’ of the Trump global gag rule? A commentary looks at the evidence.

Monday, August 7, 2017

A new and detailed examination of the likely impact of President Trump’s Global Gag Rule points toward extensive and damaging effects in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Know the abortion laws and policies in your country? A new global resource can tell you

Friday, July 14, 2017

An open-access database of comprehensive information on global abortion laws and policies has been launched jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Population Division of the United Nations (UN) Department of Social and Economic Affairs.

‘Twittazo’ in Bolivia marks milestone in the fight for women’s right to safe abortion

Thursday, July 6, 2017

A social media initiative promoting the decriminalization of abortion in Bolivia scored international attention and the country’s first feminist hashtag to trend widely on Twitter: #DespenalizaMiDecisión (or “Decriminalize my decision” in English).

Linking women and girls to care

Thursday, June 29, 2017

In Busia County, Kenya, Ipas partnered with community health volunteers, health-care providers, county health officials and technology company Dimagi to design and test a mobile referrals system. It replaced logbooks and paper referral slips with smartphone applications and text messaging—and proved to be a promising way to link women and girls to reproductive health care, including abortion and contraceptive services.

UN Special Rapporteur recommends repeal of criminal abortion laws

Thursday, June 22, 2017

In her first report as UN Special Rapporteur, Agnes Callamard recommends the repeal of all criminal abortion laws. Her message is clear: When women die from unsafe abortion, governments may be responsible for arbitrary killing.

Ipas partners with DKT International to expand access to safe abortion in 100+ countries

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ipas and DKT International announced this month an exclusive partnership in which the Ipas Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) technology will be licensed to DKT for global distribution, furthering their joint mission of providing safe and high-quality family planning and abortion care for the estimated 56 million women worldwide who choose to have an abortion each year. Formerly, distribution of the ...