BANGLADESH – Training in menstrual regulation and post-abortion care by Ipas in Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Since August 2017, around 700,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee their homes in Myanmar due to ongoing violence and persecution. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), there are horrific accounts of rape and sexual assault against Rohingya women and girls fleeing Myanmar. After enduring so many hardships during their journey to Bangladesh’s refugee camps, many Rohingya women face an additional injustice: an unwanted pregnancy and little access to reproductive health care. Thousands … Continued

BANGLADESH – ‘I’m struggling to survive’: for Rohingya women, abuse continues in the camps

Rahima’s father never wanted her out of his sight. She and her sister were too young, too pretty, too vulnerable to be trusted among the men of her village in western Myanmar, not to mention the soldiers who roamed the region. “My father would beat us if we dared to go out by ourselves, or he’d beat our mother for allowing us to go out,” said Rahima, 15 years old. “He used to say there … Continued

Bangladesh: SHARE-NET BANGLADESH

The Share-Net Bangladesh team has promoted International Day on Safe Abortion on 28th September with an informative banner on abortion policy in Share-Net country nodes and an infographic on menstrual regulation (MR) and unsafe abortion in Bangladesh. The team has also published an interview on the starting of MR service in Bangladesh, major challenges and possible solutions with Quazi Suraiya Sultana, Executive Director, RHSTEP. According to the infographic they produced (Guttmacher data), there were 1,194,000 … Continued

Access to and quality of menstrual regulation services and post-abortion care in Bangladesh: evidence from surveys of health facilities, 2014

In 2014, an estimated 430,000 menstrual regulation procedures were performed in health facilities nationwide, representing a sharp 34% decline since 2010. The annual rate of MR was 10 per 1,000 women aged 15–49 in 2014, down from 17 in 2010.

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