Topic: Comprehensive Abortion Care

Empowering women workers through youth-led education on reproductive health and safe abortion in Nepal

From 2011-2012, Ipas and our partners implemented a series of classes on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)—including information on safe abortion—for women who work at factories across Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley. This report explains how our project increased women workers’ knowledge of SRHR topics so they can better manage their own health and relationships and serve as resources for their families and communities. The report includes background information on Ipas’s work with youth, the context of sexual and reproductive health services for women workers in the Kathmandu Valley, details on the project’s various components, and explanation of key outcomes.

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Access for Everybody: Disability inclusion in abortion and contraceptive care – OVERVIEW

Despite being a considerable percentage of the population, people with disabilities are grossly underserved and neglected by sexual and reproductive health services, particularly those focused on safe abortion and contraceptive care. While donors, sexual and reproductive health program implementers, universities and activists are beginning to examine the needs and rights of people with disabilities, considerable gaps persist in the specific areas of safe abortion and contraceptive care.

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Access for Everybody: Disability inclusion in abortion and contraceptive care – GUIDE

This guide is a resource for program implementers and managers, technical advisors and trainers who design interventions to improve access to abortion and contraceptive care. It offers strategies for improving disability inclusion in policy, service delivery and community engagement interventions and can be adapted to meet the unique needs of each context. Recommendations are based on the human rights model of disability, which includes a “twin-track” approach that promotes the empowerment of people with disabilities by creating disability-specific initiatives and integrating disability inclusion in general programming. Active and meaningful participation of people with disabilities throughout all stages of planning, implementing and evaluating abortion and contraceptive care interventions is a core principle underlying each recommendation included in this guide.

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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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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.

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Joe Cherabie: Why medical students need training on safe abortion

Ipas works with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) to train medical students from around the world on the importance of safe abortion access for women’s health. Here, Joe Cherabie, a medical student in Lebanon and IFMSA student trainer on safe abortion, explains why he believes these trainings are so important.

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Kelly Thompson: Why medical students need training on safe abortion

Ipas works with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) to train medical students from around the world on the importance of safe abortion access for women’s health. Here, Joe Cherabie, a medical student in Lebanon and IFMSA student trainer on safe abortion, explains why he believes these trainings are so important.

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Building a healthy future for Ethiopia’s youth: Ipas Ethiopia works with young people to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights

This publication describes Ipas Ethiopia’s comprehensive approach to addressing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Ipas supports university-based “Help Points” and community-based Reproductive Health Corners that provide youth-appropriate information and counseling on sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on contraception, unwanted pregnancy and safe abortion.

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Comprehensive Abortion Care for Young Women: Preliminary results from an Ipas Zambia pilot project with fully integrated youth participation

From 2012 to 2014, Ipas Zambia implemented the Comprehensive Abortion Care for Young Women pilot project in Lusaka Province to improve young women’s access to, use of and involvement in youth-appropriate, high-quality abortion care. This brief focuses on the first two objectives of the pilot project, which sought to address young women’s rights and needs related to abortion care and to document how comprehensive abortion care services can be made more appropriate for young women through youth participation in all aspects of the project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

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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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How to improve safe abortion care in South Africa’s public health facilities: Findings from a 2018 assessment

Despite the fact that abortion is legal in South Africa under a range of circumstances and available in public health facilities throughout the country, many women and girls continue to seek clandestine, unsafe abortions that put their health and lives at risk. To ensure well-informed program design and solid support and engagement from program stakeholders and beneficiaries, Ipas conducted a strategic assessment on abortion in Limpopo and Gauteng Provinces in 2018. Three factsheets contained here present recommendations and key findings compiled from various information-gathering methods used in our assessment.

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Expansion des soins complets d’avortement au deuxième trimestre: Éléments clés du programme

Ce guide est destiné à tous les centres de soins de santé qui prévoient d’étendre leurs services d’avortement pour y inclure des avortements au cours du deuxième trimestre de grossesse. Il reprend les outils et les ressources nécessaires à la réussite de l’introduction et de la poursuite de la dispense de soins d’avortement et/ou de soins après avortement au cours du deuxième trimestre. La boîte à outils comprend une description des principaux éléments programmatiques et une série d’outils et d’auxiliaires de travail en rapport avec ce sujet.

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