Induced abortion is a global concern commonly experienced by women of reproductive age due to unintended pregnancy. Nepal legalized abortion in 2002 and started providing safe abortion services (SAS) free of cost, since 2016 from the certified government health facilities. But, more than half (58%) of the total induced abortion were reported to be done clandestinely in 2015. Young women and adolescent girls are at high risk of unwanted pregnancies that they often resort to unsafe abortion when they cannot have access to safe abortion. Lack of availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality services hinders those women to exercise safe abortion.
Iby Ryo Yokoe, Rachel Rowe, Saswati Sanyal Choudhury, Anjali Rani, Farzana Zahir, Manisha Nair BMJ Global Health, 2019 May;4(3) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001491 (Open access) Abstract [adjusted odds ratios omitted, text added from main article] Introduction: Unsafe abortion is a preventable cause of maternal mortality. While studies … Continued
This new collection of papers edited by Sonia Corrêa and Richard Parker is the fourth publication of Sexuality Policy Watch’s most recent cycle of transnational analyses of sexual politics, begun in 2015. It comprises seven articles chartering main trends and debates at work in sexual politics in Africa, the Anglo-Caribbean Region, Europe, Latin America, post-Soviet countries as well as China and India.
Since 6 April, some 60 pro-choice activist groups have been rallying in central Seoul, as have some 40 anti-abortion groups. Although a large majority in a recent survey of 10,000 people supported legalising abortion, not everyone agreed. In 2017, a … Continued
This commentary describes positive political norm change on abortion despite a restrictive abortion law. As we describe it, the approach in Pakistan has involved careful efforts to maintain government ownership, leadership, and accountability for safe abortion care and service delivery by Pakistani health authorities early and throughout, with technical support from civil society as requested. This commentary suggests that careful collaboration and mutual support by NGOs working on expanding access to abortion can have a lasting and efficient impact on improving political norms and government ownership over abortion care.