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Safe abortion in Nepal: A success story

Where abortion is illegal, women suffer. Before 2002 when abortion was illegal in Nepal, women were imprisoned, half of all hospital admissions were due to complications from clandestine abortions, and hundreds of women died each year. Ipas worked with the government and a wide array of partners to make abortion safe and accessible—and ten years later Nepal’s women and health professionals say the impact has been profound. Safe abortion services are available across the country and the number of women who are dying due to unsafe abortion complications has been cut in half.
Authors: Ipas
Year: 2013

Languages: English

Regions: Asia

Countries: Nepal

Topics: Advocacy, Comprehensive Abortion Care, Criminalization

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