Work Location: Mexico

Mexico

Director, Ipas Central America and Mexico: María Antonieta Alcalde In 2007, Mexico City passed landmark legislation to make abortion legal during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Ipas worked with legislators, media and activists to promote the law change. Since then,...

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‘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 […]

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Training pharmacy workers in Mexico to support abortion self-care

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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