A few weeks ago, I participated in a Safe Abortions Advocacy session held by the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association. Led by Sherlina Nageer, I found the session particularly informative on the various ways unsafe abortions are promoted due to dangerous cultural attitudes, economic circumstances and limited to no access to services and information. Abortion has been legal in Guyana since 1995 with the passing of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act. The Act permits abortion … Continued
Guyanan abortion law has been re-interpreted to make it easier for women in remote areas to access abortions. Medexes (persons trained above midwives, but below doctors), midwives, nurses and pharmacists can now provide abortion pills, provided they notify a medical practioner.