CONTRACEPTION – three articles on medical abortions

Feasibility of a hospital outpatient day procedure for medication abortion at 13–18 weeks gestation: findings from Nepal  by Jennifer Blum, Chandra Karki, Anand Tamang, Tara Shichet, Achala Shresthra. Heera Tuladhar, Aruna Karki, Jyotsna Sharma, Dina F Abbas, Monica Dragoman, Beverly Winikoff Contraception 2019(Dec);100(6):451-56    DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2019.08.007 Abstract Objectives: To evaluate the safety, acceptability and feasibility of a one-day outpatient medical abortion service at gestations 13–18 weeks. Study design: Open-label prospective study in which participants received mifepristone 200 mg … Continued

NEPAL – Bajura, a remote district in the far western hills of Nepal, has fared well in terms of safe abortion

According to local government records, as many as 875 women received safe abortion services through government-run health centres in the Bajura district in the past 18 months. Of the total 28 local health centres in the district, 15 have been providing abortion service to women. Only complicated cases are sent to the district hospital. The Bajura District Hospital Chief, Dr Rupchandra Bishwokarma, found these data encouraging. In the past, women would commonly use unsafe ways … Continued

NEPAL – Voice for Choice by Youth-Led SRHR Advocacy (YoSHAN)

YoSHAN described their activities to mark International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019, as follows: “How does your September 28 look like? Ours looks like this: YoSHAN, a youth-led feminist organization in Nepal, conducted a sensitization program on Safe Abortion for Nursing Students, led by our Youth Champion Ashmita Thapa. YoSHAN is also celebrating September 28 through various art forms, such as acting, painting and poetry. We will be sharing the voices of young advocates … Continued

NEPAL/INDIA – Reports find that young, unmarried girls are resorting to unsafe abortions because of the failure of health services

…to provide them with information and confidential abortion care. At least 12 health institutions in Rolpa, Nepal, including Rolpa District Hospital, provide safe abortion pills for unwanted pregnancy up to nine weeks free of cost. The hospital and two primary health centres also provide safe aspiration abortions up to 12 weeks free of cost.

NEPAL – Editorial calls for standards and regulations on abortion

The law on abortion in Nepal is vague in that it does not explain the standards prescribed for non-governmental and private health institutions that can provide obstetric care, including abortion. Mere passage of a law holds little meaning if the guidelines for executing its provisions are not formulated. This has been the case with the Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Right Act, whose provisions are facing difficulty in their implementation even a year after its … Continued

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