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Ipas statement on the situation in Myanmar

As a global health organization committed to human rights, Ipas condemns the intimidation and violence in Myanmar that has left more than 500 people dead since the military coup on 1 February.

The situation in Myanmar is increasingly volatile as the military junta intensify their brutality toward civilians. We are particularly concerned for Ipas staff and their families; whose lives are in turmoil. We are continuing to monitor the situation and have taken precautions to protect their well-being and safety.

Ipas Myanmar is committed to ensuring that women and girls have access to safe postabortion and contraceptive care. We know women and girls often face more challenges to accessing these essential health services in times of crises. We stand in solidarity with the people of Myanmar and their struggle for democracy and human rights.

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