Upholding migrants’ sexual and reproductive rights in Bolivia
Ipas is addressing this need by supporting health centers to offer free sexual and reproductive health care to undocumented migrants and by training health-care providers in care that is sensitive to the needs of this population.
“Ipas is the first organization in Bolivia working to improve migrants’ access to sexual and reproductive health care, and we’re proud that our work is having a positive impact on their lives,” says Malena Morales, director of Ipas Bolivia.
Migrants struggle to access contraception and face high rates of sexual violence, putting them at higher risk for unintended pregnancy and abortion with unsafe methods. That’s why Ipas also provides migrants with information on sexual and reproductive rights, sexual violence, contraception and self-managed abortion with pills.
Ipas has partnered with health advocates and key institutions since April 2021 on this work.
– Estefany Alarcon, Venezuelan beneficiary of services
– Nancy Coromoto, Venezuelan beneficiary of services
Every crisis is different. Our varied solutions recognize that.
Through a variety of different programs and approaches, we’re proving that reproductive health care can be made accessible during an acute crisis and in the years that follow.
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