About Us

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

Ipas Sustainable Abortion Care

Our Work

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.

Where We Work

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.

Resources

Our materials are designed to help reproductive health advocates and professionals expand access to high-quality abortion care.

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Resources

Second-trimester abortion: Current practices and barriers to service in Ethiopia

This research report on second-trimester abortion in Ethiopia—which has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world—explores the factors causing women to delay abortion care until the second trimester, thereby facing greater risks of medical complications. The research entailed interviews with more than two dozen women about their abortion experiences, interviews with 512 providers working in randomly selected hospitals and health centers, and facility assessments of the equipment, drugs, and abortion care guidelines in use at 29 hospitals. Based on this data, the report proposes specific recommendations to decrease the need for second-trimester abortion.
Authors: Ahmed Abdella, Tibebu Alemayehu, Takele Geressu, Yirgu Gebrehiwot and Alison Edelman
Year: 2011

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