The tireless work of abortion rights advocates paid off on Dec. 30 when Argentina’s senate voted to legalize abortion—an historic shift after the senate rejected a similar bill just two years ago.
Across Bolivia, Ipas materials will help public schools teach sexual violence prevention during the pandemic
Young women and girls in Bolivia are facing a rise in sexual violence since the COVID-19 pandemic began—and Ipas has partnered with the country’s ministry of education to tackle the problem.
An abortion provider in Mexico on why everyone deserves access to comprehensive services Dr. Georgina Díaz Orozco is a doctor and Ipas-trained abortion provider in Guadalajara, Mexico. She is also one of the few providers in the state of Jalisco to offer abortion care after the first trimester—due to stigma, most doctors will not perform […]
Capacitando a trabajadores de farmacias en México para apoyar el autocuidado relacionado con el aborto
Misoprostol, un medicamento utilizado para inducir el aborto, es fácil de acceder en la mayoría de las farmacias de México y puede obtenerse sin receta. Esto significa que muchas mujeres eligen el autocuidado del aborto, y que trabajadores de farmacias desempeñan un papel decisivo para asegurar que las mujeres puedan comprar misoprostol sin tener que […]
The abortion drug misoprostol is readily available in most pharmacies in Mexico and can be obtained without a prescription. This means that many women choose abortion self-care—and that pharmacy workers play a crucial role in ensuring women can purchase misoprostol without facing stigma, judgment or misinformation. That’s why Ipas Central America and Mexico (Ipas […]
Mexico’s Oaxaca State has become only the second state in the country to decriminalize abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. A revision to the state’s penal code means that women and girls can now legally access abortion services—including from public health centers—without fear of prosecution. “We celebrate this reform, as the government of […]
Malena Morales, Directora de Ipas Bolivia, explica por qué es defensora apasionada del derecho al aborto Malena Morales, Directora de Ipas Bolivia, se incorporó a Ipas en 1999 y sirvió como asesora médica y coordinadora de proyectos de múltiples años de duración—entre ellos uno sobre atención postaborto y uno para mejorar la respuesta a la […]
Estudiante universitaria y defensora de los derechos reproductivos en Chile comparte sus esperanzas para un futuro mejor Mariana Sánchez es una estudiante en pedagogía en historia y ciencias sociales, en la Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, ubicada en Santiago, Chile. Allí, ella dirige a otras mujeres jóvenes en el trabajo para prevenir y abordar la […]
A college student and reproductive rights advocate in Chile shares why she’s hopeful for the future Mariana Sánchez is a student at the Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano in Chile, where she is completing her undergraduate degree in history and science education. There, she leads other young women in work to prevent and address campus […]
Argentinian provider Dr. Graciela Lukin on what motivates her Read the profile in Spanish here. Graciela Lukin always wanted to help people. At 17, when people began to ask her what she planned to do after high school, she decided she wanted to pursue medicine. She enrolled in the University of Buenos Aires’ School of Medicine, where she would complete […]
By Laura Andrade A new app released last week by Ipas Mexico will make it easier for health-care providers and abortion service providers to access information about safe abortion. “Ipas App Mx” offers user-friendly, visually engaging digital tools designed to educate providers and decrease women’s barriers to accessing safe abortion. The free app, which is in Spanish and only available in Mexico, can be found on the online stores for Android and iOS. The app contains four informational and interactive modules: The regulatory framework for legal abortion in Mexico; Technologies recommended to perform safe […]
Marta María Blandón’s advice to young activists: Invest in partnerships, never lose sight of adversaries En Español After decades of tireless work across Central America, Marta María Blandón is widely recognized as a highly effective and passionate champion for women’s sexual and reproductive rights in the region. “Marta María is never afraid to speak up and speak out when […]
Mexico has the second-largest population of Catholics in the world, which typically is seen as posing a major obstacle to expanding legal access to abortion. But a new study challenges that notion. The study, published in the journal Contraception, says Catholicism is “not an unsurmountable barrier to liberalization of abortion.” Using survey data from 2,669 […]