Letter, by the Federation of Reproductive Health Associations Malaysia. We, leaders and representatives of civil society organisations, professional societies, scientific associations, faith-based organisations, government agencies and departments, private for-profit entities, non-governmental, non-profit organisations, and citizens of Malaysia, are united to reduce unintended adolescent pregnancies in Malaysia.
Here are eight reports in brief from the Vatican, Uganda, Tanzania, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Ireland and USA on abortion law and policy issues.
FYI_KL is a youth organisation that promotes positive messaging on SRHR issues. We organised an art exhibition showcasing the work of women who have had an abortion. These posters announcing the exhibition illustrate some of the art that was shown. The exhibition was open from 28 September to 6 October 2019.
According to Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (photo), 1,010 cases of baby dumping have been recorded in Malaysia from 2010 to May 2019. 64% of the babies were found dead. Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh said that in the same period, there were 292 cases where the babies were left near residential areas, 115 babies were left in toilets, and 95 were found in rubbish bins. At … Continued
By Nandini Archer Edited by Marge Berer July 2018 Introduction In spite of sustained advocacy from sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and human rights advocates, and penal code amendments in 1971 and 1989, which opened up more grounds for abortion, access to safe, legal abortion remains heavily restricted in Malaysia. Before these changes, several prosecutions were taken against medical professionals. Since them, only one woman has been prosecuted for abortion – a Nepali migrant … Continued