Inna Hudaya’s experience with an unsafe abortion led to years of depression. She founded Samsara, an organisation that started as a support group for women who have had abortions and developed into a hotline for abortion advice.
Despite having five of its districts on the list of the top ten districts in Nepal in terms of public health facilities, the far-west region still shows a very high number of illegal abortions, and the number appears to be on the rise in all districts of the region.
Barriers to sex workers’ reproductive freedom – including means and access to prevent pregnancy, options to terminate pregnancy, and the choice and resources to raise children – haven’t been thoroughly explored because sexual and reproductive health and rights have been applied in a limited fashion to sex workers. It is telling that the majority of studies concerning FSWs in the Global South address their sexual health but narrowly, focusing on prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS… Most outreach to sex workers does not seriously consider their sexual autonomy or reproductive lives, part of an implicit marginalising of FSWs even among activists, leading them to classify FSWs as a separate category at arm’s length from “other” women.
Medical practitioners in Bangalore are learning safe abortion methods to cut maternal deaths. Over the past 18 months, more than 150,000 women have received services by newly trained providers, with about 70% of those providers based in rural facilities.
Original story by Kimberley Phillips 30 March 2016 “One of my friends is five weeks pregnant. She is uneducated and poor. Her boyfriend ran away when she told him that she was pregnant. She’s crying and helpless. She’s thinking about … Continued
A man who tried to give abortion pills to a 15-year-old girl who he had a relationship with before they found out she was pregnant has been jailed for 20 months in Singapore. The man was arrested before he could hand the pills to the girl, but the girl ended up having an abortion of her own accord.
You may have spotted posters from train windows, as you enter stations, or at traffic signals that offer to solve your ‘sex problems’.
Statement from the Peace Foundation, Pakistan “We have been hearing so many sweet coded words that now with legal abortion women will be free, have access to reproductive justice. Legislation regarding abortion is often proved meaningless, however, because wherever abortion … Continued
by Phan Bich Thuy 28 November 2015 http://asap-asia.org/blog/second-trimester-abortion-in-viet-nam-ban-or-not-ban/#sthash.yrgidMBc.dpbs For the past 10 years imbalances in sex ratio at birth (SRB) has become a major concern in Vietnam. In order to solve this problem the government has adopted certain policies prohibiting … Continued
In the Philippines the situation is extremely difficult for women who choose to have an abortion. The restrictive abortion legislation, where no clear exceptions are accepted, not even when the woman’s life or health is at risk, in cases of … Continued