In Mexico City this week, I got a renewed sense of what it means to make reproductive rights a reality.
How abortion rights advocates cleared the name of Manuela in a landmark case in El Salvador
The Mexican state of Hidalgo made history on June 30 when it became the third state in the country to legalize abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. Hidalgo joins the states of Oaxaca and Mexico City in changing its laws to guarantee the reproductive rights of women.
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 […]