Azeda’s story

Azeda is in her early 20s. She fled Myanmar in September 2017 to escape the wave of violence against the Rohingya community. But soon after she and her three children arrived at the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, her husband left her. She was just a few weeks pregnant. Knowing how difficult it would be to care for her children alone in the camps, she decided that she wanted to terminate the pregnancy. After hearing that menstrual regulation (as abortion is known in Bangladesh) was available at certain health posts in the camps, she sought out the care and was provided services by Ipas-trained health workers.

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