News and Resources about India

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

One key to high-quality abortion care: post-training support for providers

Very few studies have examined the impact of post-training support for abortion providers on the quality of care they provide. A new Ipas study, published in the journal Reproductive Health, fills that gap. It found that providers who ... More »

Friday, May 5, 2017

New evidence from India on ways to improve safe abortion access and knowledge

Abortion has been legal in India since 1971, yet in this sprawling country of more than one billion people, progressive laws do not guarantee access to safe abortion services. An estimated 50 percent of abortions performed in India are ... More »

Thursday, October 27, 2016

‘Thank you for believing in young leaders’

Claudia Martinez Lopez, a 2016 recipient of Ipas’s Maguire Fellowship, has a simple message for all donors who supported the program—as well as the mentors, colleagues and new-found friends who guided the fellows during their ... More »

Friday, January 15, 2016

Ipas names first recipients of Maguire Fellowship for Young Leaders

Ipas is proud to announce the 2016 recipients of the Maguire Fellowship for Young Leaders, an international leadership development program for young professionals in the field of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights ... More »

Monday, December 7, 2015

Ipas study identifies ways to increase accessibility and quality of postabortion contraception

Comprehensive abortion service-delivery interventions such as offering post-training support to providers can increase postabortion contraceptive uptake and reduce unintended pregnancy, according to a large-scale Ipas study recently ... More »

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Are young women in India prepared to deal with sexual and reproductive health issues? A case study of Jharkhand, India

Young Indian women often face social, economic, logistical, policy and health system barriers when accessing sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion care.  A cross-sectional household survey was conducted in ... More »

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Accreditation of Private Sector Health Facilities for Provision of Comprehensive Abortion Care Services: An Initiative of the Government of Bihar

Recognizing the need to increase access to safe abortion services to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, in 2011 the Government of Bihar developed a new mechanism of accrediting and subsidizing private health care facilities. The ... More »

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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

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 »

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Situation analysis of MTP services: Jharkhand. February - May 2011

The situation analysis of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) services in Jharkhand is focused on exploring the current status of service provision at the district level. The study is ascertained with identifying districts where a ... More »

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Gender biased sex selection and access to safe abortion: Frequently asked questions on interlinkages

This is an advocacy tool for implementing authorities, service providers and NGOs on safe abortion and sex selection. More »

Friday, October 26, 2012

Evaluating the Ipas Behavior Change Communication Intervention in Bihar and Jharkhand, India

Evaluating the Ipas Behavior Change Communication Intervention in Bihar and Jharkhand, India More »

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Quick reference toolkit for operationalizing District Level Committees under the MTP Act

This is a toolkit for district officials on the constitution of District Level Committees. More »

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Understanding the role of ultrasound (USG) in improving maternal care in India

Using the calendar data of the third round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3) this study examines the linkages between pregnancy loss (including induced abortions, spontaneous abortions and still births), pregnancy complications and ... More »

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Comprehensive abortion care services in the public sector: The Aurangabad model

In Aurangabad, like most districts in India, safe and legal abortion services are not readily available, especially to poor and rural women. Ipas, as a part of the consortium for safe abortions in India, piloted a district level model for ... More »

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Expanding community-based access to medical abortion in Jharkhand: A pre-intervention baseline survey in selected two blocks of Ranchi and Khunti districts

Ipas, in collaboration with the Government of Jharkhand, initiated a community-based pilot model in two blocks of Ranchi and Khunti districts. This initiative aims to ensure service access and utilization of the public health system ... More »

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Woman centered comprehensive abortion care: Facilitator's guide for nursing staff

Ipas's Facilitator's Guide for Nursing Staff can be used to train nurses and auxiliary nurse midwives who are involved in any facet of delivering comprehensive abortion services. The guide covers a range of abortion care components ... More »

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Results of a government and NGO partnership for provision of safe abortion services in Uttarakhand, India: A pre and post-intervention evaluation of increasing access to safe abortion services (IASAS) program

To reduce the extent of maternal mortality due to unsafe abortion, the state government of Uttarakhand recognized the importance of ensuring safe abortion services in the state. The ‘Increasing Access to Safe Abortion Services (IASAS)’ ... More »

Monday, August 10, 2009

Exploring the pathways of unsafe abortion: A prospective study of abortion clients in selected hospitals of Madhya Pradesh, India.

The Government of Madhya Pradesh collaborated with Ipas to conduct a study titled Exploring the Pathways of Unsafe Abortion: A Prospective Study of Abortion Clients in Selected Hospitals of Madhya Pradesh, India. The study, launched in 10 ... More »

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Refresher course for medical abortion services Reference manual

This reference manual was developed by Ipas India to provide certified abortion providers with refresher training on first trimester abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol. Note: This manual was produced for a specific country context ... More »

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Progress and prospects of MAPnet: A network of medication abortion providers in two districts of Maharashtra, India

Medication abortion (MA) can play a vital role in reducing unsafe abortions; however, MA services in India are being provided in an unorganized fashion and are usually limited to urban areas. Working with FOGSI, Ipas initiated “MAPnet,” a ... More »

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