Rina Pradhan is a youth leader working in rural communities of Jharkhand. After receiving training from the Ipas Development Foundation (IDF), she began conducting community and school-level meetings to provide information on accessing safe, timely sexual and reproductive health services.
Yukti Yojana recognized as a Best Practice
Yukti Yojana – A Public Private Partnership for Expanding Availability of Safe Abortion Services in Bihar, featured in the compendium of successful projects in the field of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health that was launched in a conference ‘Sharing of Best Practices: Improving Maternal, New Born and Child Health in India’. The conference was jointly organised by FICCI Aditya Birla CSR Centre of Excellence and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals’ CSR arm Glenmark Foundation on March 28, 2018 in New Delhi.
Improving Access to Comprehensive Abortion Care in India with Focus on Expanding Provider Base
This policy brief has been developed in consultation with experts in India after a careful review of the Indian context and mapping it with the WHO Guidelines on ‘Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception’ released in 2015. The policy brief highlights legal and policy recommendations for strengthening women’s access to comprehensive abortion care in 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 […]
Understanding women’s needs around self-managed abortion 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 […]
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 […]
New evidence from India on ways to improve safe abortion access and knowledge
Abortion has been legal in India since 1971, yet in this sprawling country of more than one billion people, progressive laws do not guarantee access to safe abortion services. An estimated 50 percent of abortions performed in India are unsafe. With an eye toward reducing deaths caused by unsafe abortion, two recent studies in India […]