Work Location: Indonesia

Indonesia

Ipas Indonesia Director: Dr. Marcia Soumokil Indonesia has a great unmet need for sexual and reproductive health services and information, and unsafe abortion is believed to cause approximately 30% of maternal deaths in the country. Abortion is only legal under...

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Making progress on the issue that nobody wants to talk openly about

Ipas Indonesia works with partners to meet the reproductive health needs of women and girls Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country, with 264 million people belonging to hundreds of ethnic groups. Its 17,000 islands span a length equivalent to the continental United States. From district to district, there is health-care inequity. And abortion […]

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‘No woman should feel embarrassed for sharing her decision’

Ipas Indonesia Country Director Marcia Soumokil shares her abortion experience Ipas Indonesia Country Director Marcia Soumokil has always had a passion for women’s health. Before joining Ipas in 2017, Dr. Soumokil worked as a general practitioner, for a reproductive health program for female refugees, and with an HIV organization. Her own abortion experience more than […]

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