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We work with partners around the world to advance reproductive justice by expanding access to abortion and contraception.

Ipas Sustainable Abortion Care

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The global movement for legal, accessible abortion is growing. Our staff and partners in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Malawi and India are working to ensure all people can access high-quality abortion care.

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The global movement for legal, accessible abortion is growing. Our staff and partners in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Malawi and India are working to ensure all people can access high-quality abortion care.

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Executive Summary in English:

Full report in Portuguese:

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 death has been allowed since 1940 in Brazil. However, only 49 years later the first legal abortion service was implemented in the city of São Paulo. In 2012, the Federal Supreme Court (STF) extended the right to terminate the pregnancy of anencephalic fetuses.

This scenario, already historically unfavorable and hostile for the fulfillment of a right of girls, wom­en and people with a uterus, was aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic affecting mainly low-income black women from municipalities farthest away from the capital, young people and adolescents.

Authors: Grupo Curumim
Year: 2022

Languages: English, Portuguese

Regions: Latin America

Countries: Brazil

Topics: COVID-19