Asia

By Fabeha Monir

Abortion laws vary widely across Asia, ranging from liberal laws in Nepal and India to more restrictive laws in Pakistan and Myanmar. But even progressive laws do not guarantee a person can access abortion when needed. Across Asia, formidable cultural barriers to abortion access still exist. Abortion is highly stigmatized in many places, and services are often inaccessible for rural communities and those impacted by climate disasters and armed conflict.

With offices in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan, Ipas works with partners across Asia to improve the quality and availability of abortion care, to educate communities on sexual and reproductive health, to reduce abortion stigma, and to ensure access to abortion and contraception in crisis settings.

Bangladesh

India

Indonesia

Myanmar

Nepal

Pakistan

About Us

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

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.

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

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