The Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SLCOG) is spearheading a campaign to decriminalise abortion for three indications: severe congenital abnormalities in the fetus incompatible with life up to 22 weeks of pregnancy, and pregnancy resulting from rape and incest up to 20 weeks.
by Sarah Soysa, volunteer at the Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka Abortion myth-busting is urgently needed, as I discovered from several consultations and social media dialogues we had recently in Sri Lanka. Even today many people say that women can use contraception to avoid pregnancy, without knowing the realities of stigma around access to contraception and the lack of youth friendly health centres in the country. There is still a lack of understanding of … Continued
Will laws, unhygienic conditions and myths stop women from accessing unsafe abortions!? by Lakmini Prabani Perera, Sri Lanka https://youthadvocacynetworksl.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/will-laws-unhygienic-conditions-and-myths-stop-women-from-accessing-unsafe-abortions/ Under the Penal Code of 1883, abortion is illegal in Sri Lanka. So an abortion can only be performed to save the mother’s life. Can a woman in Sri Lanka have an abortion to preserve her physical health? NO! Can a woman in Sri Lanka have an abortion to preserve her mental health? NO! Can … Continued
Archive newsletter – August 2015 AUSTRALIA “Papaya Workshops”- A reflection from a medical student participant at the Children by Choice Conference, 2015 by Tessa Moody, 6th year medical student, Adelaide University 16 June 2015 http://asap-asia.org/blog/papaya-workshops-a-reflection-from-a-medical-student-participant-at-the-children-by-choice-conference-2015/#sthash.Wt4ajjqn.bMIP511Z.dpbs It was an insightful and empowering experience to be involved in the “Papaya Workshop” – a hands-on activity designed to educate medical students and practitioners about manual vacuum aspiration and D&C as safe termination techniques. The session was led … Continued