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Pathways to safe abortion in Nepal

Since the liberalization of Nepal’s abortion law in 2002, intensive provider training and facility support have proven successful strategies for increasing the availability of comprehensive abortion care (CAC) services in the country. However, little is known about the pathways through which women access safe abortion services. This publication presents research on how women in Nepal access safe abortion information and services, including evidence-based recommendations indicating that increasing contraceptive education and access to female community health volunteers can improve women’s ability to manage their reproductive health.

Year: 2011

Authors: Indira Basnett, Kathryn Andersen, Shailes Neupane, Keris KrennHrubec and Valerie Acre

Languages: English

Regions: Asia

Countries: Nepal

Topics: Contraception, Laws & Policies, Research, Work with Communities