Topic: Work with Communities

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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Improving sexual and reproductive health services for young people in Nepal

This brief presents results and lessons learned from a youth-focused project in Kailali District implemented between 2012 and 2014. The project demonstrated that, working in consultation with health-care providers and other adults, young people can play a meaningful—even essential—role in improving the quality of sexual and reproductive health services for young people. It also showed that young people, with appropriate training and support, can effectively inform and counsel their peers about sexual and reproductive health and rights, including abortion.

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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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Working in communities matters! Results from Postabortion clients in Zambia.

This two-page research brief looks at the results of client exit interviews conducted in 2014 with 616 Zambian women who sought a safe and legal pregnancy termination. The interviews explored issues of quality, service delivery and information dissemination as perceived by the women themselves—a perspective often neglected in reproductive health.

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Ipas Global Impact

This four-page fact sheet describes the positive impact of Ipas’s global work to enhance women’s reproductive rights and their ability to prevent unintended pregnancy and to obtain safe abortion care. It outlines Ipas’s recent achievements in the following areas: training and support to health systems; partnering with community-based organizations, ministries of health and other health organizations; advocating for the liberalization of abortion laws and improved abortion policies; and conducting policy- and program-relevant research on abortion.

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Five portraits: How safe abortion saves women’s lives

The stories presented here are based on real lives and real events. Each one represents thousands of women around the world whose lives Ipas works to improve. Our work is urgent: 44,000 women and girls die each year from unsafe abortions, and millions more suffer serious, often permanent injuries. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Ipas works globally to improve the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls by enhancing their access to safe abortion and contraceptive care.

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