Sexual and reproductive health care is often neglected or difficult to access during a crisis, and this can in turn drive more people to seek unsafe abortions that risk their health and lives. For these reasons, Ipas Nigeria conducted a study to understand the impact of Nigeria’s COVID-19 lockdowns on access to safe abortion. Overall, study findings show that the lockdowns exacerbated the pandemic’s impact on women’s access to safe abortion services.
We believe in a world where every person can determine their own future. In our 2020 Impact Report, learn about Ipas’s global results and our vital work to protect and expand abortion access during the COVID-19 pandemic.