Power of pills: Putting abortion back in the hands of women around the world

In December 2012, Ipas hosted a meeting—“In Women’s Hands: Increasing Access to Medical Abortion Drugs and Information through Pharmacies and Drug Sellers”—in Nairobi, Kenya, that brought together 66 participants from 11 countries. Participants included a Kenyan hotline program manager, president of the Ugandan Midwives Association, several pharmacy managers from South Africa, and a Nepali senior public health officer in the Ministry of Health and Population. The broad swath of countries and professionals represented illustrates commitment to a movement—to give women control of their reproductive lives, particularly through abortion with pills.
Authors: Hessini, Leila, Alyson Hyman
Year: 2013