ZAMBIA – Shaping the abortion policy – competing discourses on the Zambian termination of pregnancy act

by Marte E S Haaland, Haldis Haukanes, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Karen Marie Moland, Charles Michelo, Margarate Nzala Munakampe, Astrid Blystad International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 January;18:20  DOI: 10.1186/s12939-018-0908-8 (Open access) Abstract Introduction The Zambian Termination of Pregnancy Act permits abortion on … Continued

ZAMBIA – Conscientious objection to abortion: Zambian healthcare practitioners’ beliefs and practices

This in-depth study of conscientious objection to abortion provision in Zambia is based on qualitative interviews (n=51) with practitioners working across the health system who object and do not object to providing abortion services in accordance with their cadre. Interviews were conducted in September 2015. Regardless of whether practitioners self-identified as providers or non-providers of abortion services, they presented similar religiously-informed understandings of abortion as a morally-challenging practice that is, or not, shifted from iniquity to acceptability based on the reasons for which it has been requested or the likelihood of unsafe abortion if services are not provided.

Media and civil society in Zambia urged to work together on reproductive health by Director of Press and Media Development

The Director of Press and Media Development, Isaac Chipampe, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services in Zambia has urged both the private and public media to tone down their political rhetoric and focus more on writing stories about challenges that … Continued

Adolescents muse on reproductive health encounters in Zambia

  “Currently, many stakeholders are investing a lot in changing attitudes and behaviours rather than addressing the primary drivers of unsafe abortions among adolescent girls. Issues of gender inequality, sexual violence and coercion and poverty are often not given that … Continued

Introduction of medical abortion methods in Zambia

Although abortion is technically legal in Zambia, the reality is far more complicated. This study describes the process and results of galvanizing access to medical abortion where abortion has been legal for many years, but provision severely limited. It highlights the challenges and successes of scaling up abortion care using implementation science to document 2 years of implementation.

Registered office: c/o Promsex, Av. José Pardo 601, Oficina 604, Miraflores, Lima 18, Perú

© 2016 International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion.

WordPress Theme by Kadence Themes. Website by Kestrel Copy