La Conferencia de Acción Política Conservadora (CPAC), con sede en Estados Unidos, un evento conocido como nexo para el activismo de derecha, realizará su primer foro en México.
Notes from the field: Mexico City 15 years after law change
In Mexico City this week, I got a renewed sense of what it means to make reproductive rights a reality.
Mexico’s Supreme Court declares criminalizing abortion unconstitutional
Hidalgo becomes third state in Mexico to legalize abortion
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.
‘Everyone is welcome at my hospital’
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 […]
Training pharmacy workers in Mexico to support self-managed abortion
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 decriminalizes abortion and makes history
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 […]
Ipas Mexico app helps providers access safe abortion information
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 […]
Catholicism ‘not an unsurmountable barrier’ to liberalizing abortion in Mexico
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 […]
Ipas Mexico study finds sexual violence a principal factor in child pregnancies
A study released last month by Ipas Mexico finds that sexual violence is a significant cause of pregnancies in Mexican girls ages 10-14—and recommends specific actions in the country’s health, education and legal sectors to combat the problem and ensure victims can access adequate care, including safe abortion services. The study, “Sexual violence and child […]
In Mexico City, campaign launches to help women learn more about safe, free, legal abortion services
Women living in Mexico’s capital are learning more about how to access safe, free, legal abortion services thanks to a new campaign that includes activities and events throughout the city—plus dissemination of messages about sexual and reproductive rights in marketplaces, beauty salons, buses and bus stations, as well as through a web site, radio spots, […]