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Executive Summary in English: Download File Full report in Portuguese: download file Barriers to accessing legal abortion in Bahia in the period of the COVID-19 pandemic: 2020 and 2021 Termination of pregnancy in cases of rape and wom­an’s risk of deat …

This evidence brief from the AMoCo study presents selected results of a knowledge, attitudes, practices, and behaviors (KAPB) survey given to health professionals providing abortion-related care. Providers are critical to providing timely and high-quality comprehensive abortion care (CAC) that can decrease abortion-related complications. This survey aims not only to assess the KAPB of CAC providers in hospital settings but to identify provider-related barriers to adequate CAC and points for improvement in the provision and accessibility of CAC services.

This report aims to shed light on FWI, a group that peddles disinformation and homophobia that is impacting health, education, and human rights policy from Arizona to East Africa and in multilateral spaces like the United Nations.

Abortion values clarification for action and transformation (VCAT) is a curriculum designed to support groups in examining the individual and collective values, attitudes and beliefs related to abortion. A VCAT workshop helps make values and actions related to abortion access more conscious. It transforms conversations about abortion fueled by stigma and polarized arguments toward those driven by curiosity, empathy and mutual growth. Aclaración de valores para transformación y acción (AVTA) respecto al aborto: Guía de facilitación para públicos mundiales. Segunda edición

New research shows why bisexual and pansexual youth need comprehensive sexuality education that meets their needs

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This evidence brief summarizes key findings from the qualitative component of the AMoCo study, which aims to describe the access to care and treatment of women and girls hospitalized in Castors Maternity Hospital in Bangui for potentially life-threatening and near-miss abortion complications such as severe haemorrhage, severe sepsis, and uterine and intra-abdominal perforation.

Malgré l’impact positif avéré de l’éducation sexuelle complète sur la santé et les droits sexuels et reproductifs (SDSR) des adolescents, il existe un mouvement croissant d’opposition aux programmes scolaires fondés sur des motifs moraux ou religieux. Au cours de la dernière décennie, avec l’intégration croissante de l’éducation sexuelle complète (ECS), les principaux acteurs internationaux anti-droits basés principalement aux États-Unis ont mobilisé des activistes des pays du Sud, en particulier d’Afrique et d’Amérique latine, pour plaider dans les espaces des Nations Unies (ONU) contre les droits des femmes et des jeunes à l’information et aux services de SDSR.

A pesar del impacto positivo comprobado de la educación sexual integral en la salud y los derechos sexuales y reproductivos (SDSR) de los adolescentes, existe un movimiento creciente que se opone a los planes de estudio basados en motivos morales o religiosos. Durante la última década, con un aumento en la incorporación de la educación sexual integral (CSE), las principales partes interesadas internacionales contra los derechos con sede principalmente en los Estados Unidos han estado movilizando a activistas del Sur Global, particularmente de África y América Latina, para abogar en los espacios de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) contra los derechos de las mujeres y los jóvenes a la información y los servicios de SDSR.

Pesquisas e evidências mostram que as mulheres podem se auto-administrar, com segurança e eficácia, o aborto medicamentoso, também chamado de aborto com pílulas, quando têm informações precisas. O autocuidado de aborto (ASC) é o aborto com pílulas sem a necessidade de uma receita médica. Com ASC, a mulher administra sozinha o máximo possível do processo como bem quiser, com ou sem o envolvimento de um profissional de saúde.

Les recherches et les données montrent qu’il est possible de gérer un avortement médicamenteux, également appelé avortement par comprimés, en autonomie de manière sûre et efficace lorsque des informations précises sont à disposition. L’autogestion de l’avortement (AGA) consiste à avorter avec des comprimés sans ordonnance. Avec l’AGA, la personne enceinte gère elle-même une grande partie du processus, avec ou sans l’intervention d’un prestataire de santé.

In 2021, the “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill” was introduced in the Ghanaian Parliament. The bill, if passed, would criminalize LGBTI people and behavior, as well as those who support their rights, and even those who report on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) issues. While there has been significant national and international media coverage of the bill, what is less understood is who is driving promotion of the bill, and the accompanying harmful public debate. This report seeks to fill that knowledge gap, identifying who is behind the external anti-LGBTI influence, detailing connections between Ghanaian leaders and conservative foreign groups, and showing how anti-LGBTI rhetoric, and social and other media traffic, are being shaped and driven by these interests. As of March 2023, the anti-LGBTI bill is still pending in Ghanaian parliament. With this report, we provide recommendations to continue exposing the origins of anti-LGBTI hatred in Ghana and guidance on supporting LGBTI rights and reclaiming the narrative from homophobic politicians and other personalities to demonstrate that reactionary narratives against LGBTI rights are not universal in Ghana.

Las investigaciones y evidencias muestran que las mujeres pueden autogestionar el aborto con medicamentos, también llamado aborto con pastillas, de manera segura y eficaz cuando tienen información veraz. Autogestión del aborto es aborto con pastillas sin la necesidad de una receta médica. La persona embarazada maneja el proceso por sí misma en la medida que desee, con o sin la asistencia de un/a prestador/a de servicios de salud.

Despite comprehensive sexuality education’s proven positive impact on the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescents, there is a growing movement opposed to the curricula based on moral or religious grounds.

Uma orientação e recurso para formadores de aborto e profissionais de saúde da linha da frente.

Conseils et ressources pour les formateurs et les agents de santé en première ligne sur les services d’avortement

Orientación y recursos para capacitadores y trabajadores de salud de primera línea en servicios de aborto.

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Research and evidence show that people can safely and effectively self-manage medical abortion, also called abortion with pills, when they have accurate information. Abortion self-care (ASC) is abortion with pills without the necessity of a prescription. With ASC, a pregnant person manages as much of the process as they want on their own, with or without the involvement of a health-care provider.

Download File en français en español in english Barriers to accessing legal abortion in Bahia in the period of the COVID-19 pandemic: 2020 and 2021 This resource is intended to support advocates who are working to achieve universal access to comprehens …

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