Topic: Attitudes

Brazil’s criminal abortion laws are killing women

Because Brazilian law only permits abortion in cases of rape, fetal anencephaly, or risk to life, in 2012 the country’s Ministry of Health reported only 1,626 legal abortions in a nation with 203 million people. However, an estimated one million Brazilian women have abortions every year. Many of those women, particularly those without the financial or social resources to see a well-trained, willing provider, run a huge legal risk when they decide to end an unwanted pregnancy. The physical consequences also can be devastating.

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Aborto inducido en México: Qué piensan y hacen los ginecoobstetras

Background: the grounds for the legal termination of pregnancy in the Mexican Republic vary according to the provisions of the Constitution of each state; as of 2007 it is legal in Mexico City. Objective: to identify the knowledge, attitudes and practice of abortion among gynecologists and obstetricians. Conclusions: it is necessary to increase and improve technical and legal knowledge about abortion, especially among OB / GYNs, who are responsible for complying with what the law indicates, in accordance with international recommendations and the exercise of the reproductive rights of the woman.

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Women’s satisfaction with abortion care in academic family medicine centers

The primary study aim was to describe patient satisfaction regarding abortion experiences in urban academic family medicine centers (FMCs). We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 210 women obtaining a first trimester medication or aspiration abortion at four FMCs. The majority of women (93%) were very satisfied with their abortion experience in their FMC, regardless of clinical site or abortion method. Women most commonly cited positive interactions with the staff and physicians as the best part of their experience. This study demonstrates that women who receive abortion services at academic FMCs are highly satisfied with their care.

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Incorporating human rights into reproductive health care provider education programs in Nicaragua and El Salvador

Health care providers play a central role in the promotion and protection of human rights in patient care. Consequently, the World Medical Association, among others, has called on medical and nursing schools to incorporate human rights education into their training programs. This report describes the efforts of one Central American nongovernmental organization to include human rights–related content in reproductive health care provider training programs in Nicaragua and El Salvador. Evaluation findings suggest that exposure to educational materials and methodologies that emphasize the relationship between human rights and reproductive health may lead to changes in health care provider attitudes and behaviors that help promote and safeguard human rights in patient care.

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Mi honor, mi cuerpo, mi salud: Cumpliendo los derechos sexuales y reproductivos de las personas jóvenes

En este librito se describe el trabajo de Ipas con la juventud para promover sus derechos sexuales y reproductivos. Con hechos y explicaciones concisas —más historias de Nepal, Sudáfrica y Ecuador—el librito destaca los retos que enfrentan las personas jóvenes y las oportunidades que tienen para ser líderes y trabajar con personas adultas para diseñar políticas y servicios de salud que sean adecuados para la juventud.

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Mi honor, Mi cuerpo, Mi salud: Promoviendo los derechos sexuales y reproductivos de la juventud

En este librito se describe el trabajo de Ipas con la juventud para promover sus derechos sexuales y reproductivos. Con hechos y explicaciones concisas —más historias de Nepal, Sudáfrica y Ecuador—el librito destaca los retos que enfrentan las personas jóvenes y las oportunidades que tienen para ser líderes y trabajar con personas adultas para diseñar políticas y servicios de salud que sean adecuados para la juventud.

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My honor, my body, my health: Fulfilling young people’s sexual and reproductive rights

This booklet describes Ipas’s work with youth to promote their sexual and reproductive health and rights. With facts and concise explanations—plus illustrative stories from Nepal, South Africa and Ecuador—the booklet highlights the challenges young people face and the opportunities for them to become leaders and work with adults to design policies and health services that are youth appropriate.

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