MALAYSIA – Baby dumping: a consequence of governmental refusal to provide comprehensive sex education, contraception and safe abortion to adolescents

According to Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (photo), 1,010 cases of baby dumping have been recorded in Malaysia from 2010 to May 2019. 64% of the babies were found dead. Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh said that in the same period, there were 292 cases where the babies were left near residential areas, 115 babies were left in toilets, and 95 were found in rubbish bins. At … Continued

FEATURE: The law, trials and imprisonment for abortion in Malaysia

By Nandini Archer Edited by Marge Berer July 2018   Introduction In spite of sustained advocacy from sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and human rights advocates, and penal code amendments in 1971 and 1989, which opened up more grounds for abortion, access to safe, legal abortion remains heavily restricted in Malaysia. Before these changes, several prosecutions were taken against medical professionals. Since them, only one woman has been prosecuted for abortion – a Nepali migrant … Continued

MALAYSIA – Getting the message across

WHEN parents find out that their 17-year-old school-going daughter is pregnant, the reaction would most probably be anger followed by murderous rage, more anger and then a feeling of failure before they finally settle down to decide how to deal with the situation and the stigma that comes with it.

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