TANZANIA – Beyond the law: misoprostol and medical abortion in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

by IH Solheim, KM Moland, C Kahabuka, AB Pembe, A Blystad Social Science & Medicine 2020(January);245. Article 112676 Abstract Misoprostol has during the past few years become an important obstetric drug used for different purposes both within and outside hospitals in Tanzania. In this paper, we analyze how misoprostol is perceived, accessed and used off-label as an abortion drug in the city and region of Dar es Salaam. The study took place from July to … Continued


Reproductive health and the politics of abortion in Ethiopia, Zambia and Tanzania Organized by Astrid Blystad, Karen Marie Moland, Haldis Haukanes, Getnet TadeleInternational Journal for Equity in Heath From the Introduction The papers in this thematic collection spring out of a comparative and transnational research endeavor on competing normative processes and discourses on abortion and fertility control. The project investigated how international initiatives and national policies articulate with local moralities and practices related to fertility control … Continued


Stakeholders’ event on reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity in Tanzania Unsafe abortions, the second leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity in Tanzania, are preventable. The photo is of participants at a stakeholders’ event on reducing maternal mortality and morbidity in Tanzania. @wgnrr_africa @PathfinderInt @kividea_tz @mariestopestz @PSIimpact @HakizetuTZ @UMATItz @amplifyfund

TANZANIA – Tanzania arresting pregnant schoolgirls and gay men and putting other restrictions on freedom of speech and human rights

According to a UNFPA report, a sixth of Tanzania’s female population aged 15–19 have fallen pregnant. In Tanzania, girls who fall pregnant are forced to leave school. This situation got even worse in March 2018 when five schoolgirls, along with their parents, were arrested because the girls had fallen pregnant, although they were then released on bail. The boys involved ran away and were also being hunted down. These arrests follow an order issued by … Continued

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