THAILAND: SOLIDARITY REQUESTS

Please sign two petitions!!   While Thailand has safe abortion services, Thai women have unsafe abortions every day because they are confused about the law and do not have good information about the existence of these services. Tam Tang, a group formed by Thai activists who have experienced getting an abortion and have provided help and counselling for women to access safe abortion, have joined with the Choice Network Thailand, Women’s Wellbeing and Gender Justice … Continued

THAILAND – Nurse charged with running an illegal abortion clinic

A nurse has been arrested for allegedly running an illegal private abortion clinic in Muang district. The woman, who is aged 56, previously worked as nurse in private hospitals in the district. She was apprehended in her apartment around 9.30pm on 16 November. Abortion equipment and pills were impounded. The raid was jointly launched by police from the intellectual property enforcement centre and provincial police, after a suspect was detained earlier for selling abortion pills, … Continued

THAILAND–BURMA: Community-based distribution of misoprostol for early abortion: evaluation of a program along the Thailand–Burma border

Although abortion is legal in Thailand for a number of indications, women from Burma residing in Thailand are rarely able to access safe services. We evaluated the outcomes of a community-based distribution program that provides migrant, refugee, and cross-border women from Burma with evidence-based information about and access to misoprostol for early pregnancy termination.

Thailand: Hypocrisy holds back use of abortion pills

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Here’s the good news about women’s health in Thailand as the world marks International Safe Abortion Day Wednesday: safe, easy and legal abortions are finally a reality here. And they’re also free. Here’s the bad news: It’s still very difficult for women to get medication abortion services from state hospitals.

Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation hunting doctors selling abortion pills online

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The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) in Thailand says it is trying to track down a senior doctor in Nakhon Pathom province who has been selling abortion pills through 27 websites online for 5-6 years, with total sales of about 600 million baht (about US$17 million).

Burma’s deadly abortion taboo

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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 abortion with an unlicensed nurse. It’s too dangerous for her… It’s been five weeks.” This is an email that Women on Web received last year from a distressed woman in Burma, a country where abortion … Continued

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