Work Location: India

India progresses in amending its abortion law

In India, 10 women die each day as a result of unsafe abortion. While abortion has been legal in the country since the 1971 passage of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, much has changed since then in terms of societal shifts and the advancement of abortion technology. For 10 years, Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) and other stakeholders have been working with the […]

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Understanding women’s needs around abortion self-care in India

In India, an estimated 15.6 million abortions occur each year—and out of those, about 12 million (73%) are medical abortions (or abortion with pills) that women experience in places other than health facilities.    “The reason for this is a combination of awareness, stigma and issues with access,” says Vinoj Manning, Chief Executive Officer of Ipas […]

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5 women leaders helping advance safe abortion in India

Thanks to their dedication, more women and girls have access to safe abortion and contraception Abortion is legal in India, but that doesn’t mean women and girls can easily access a safe abortion when they need one. In this sprawling country of more than one billion people, unsafe abortion is still far more common than […]

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