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POST-ABORTION CARE – Health Systems’ Capacity to Provide Post-Abortion Care: A Multi-Country Analysis Using Signal Functions

There are critical gaps in the provision of post-abortion care at all facilities that offer delivery services. In seven (70%) of ten countries, less than 10% of primary-level facilities could provide basic post-abortion care, and in eight (80%) of ten ...

CHINA – Exploring women’s decisions about childbearing after the lifting of the one-child policy

The goal of this study was to qualitatively understand the childbearing decision process in the new era of the two-child policy. We conducted in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 45 postpartum women at two hospitals in Zhejiang Province, China. The interviews explored ...

PAKISTAN – Why the abortion rate in Pakistan is one of the world’s highest

When at 19 Mehnaz became pregnant for the fifth time, she panicked. She already had four daughters, and her husband was threatening to throw her out if she had another. So she had an abortion. "I kept taking tablets – ...

INTER-AGENCY WORKING GROUP – Inter-Agency Field Manual for Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings 2018

This updated 272-page manual is the result of a two-and-a-half-year collaborative process. The revised manual not only provides updated technical guidance from normative bodies, but clarifies and strengthens human rights language, responds to IAWG evaluations, and addresses feedback from field ...

WOMEN ENABLED INTERNATIONAL / UNFPA GUIDELINES  

The Guidelines offer practical and concrete guidance on the provision of inclusive and accessible services related to gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women and young persons with disabilities. With over sixty examples of ...

USA – First-trimester aspiration abortion practices: a survey of United States abortion providers

In this third cross-sectional survey of US abortion practices (prior surveys 1997 and 2002), first-trimester aspiration abortion providers are younger than before, reflecting an improvement in the “graying” of the abortion provider workforce ...