MEXICO – Guidance for the prevention and mitigation of Covid-19 in care during pregnancy, delivery, the post-partum period and for the newborn

On 10 April 2020, the Ministry of Health of Mexico issued guidelines for maternal healthcare during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium as well as newborn care. These services are considered essential and safe abortion care in line with the law is included. These guidelines are focused on care for those with Covid-19 infection, confirmed or suspected. The following is a translation from Spanish of excerpts from the introduction and the section related to safe abortion … Continued

MEXICO – The Maria Fund continues to operate! Donations welcome!

The Maria Fund continues to operate with some adjustments that prioritize the care and situation of the people who ask for our support and also the team that provides it. The demand for support has increased and is more complex. The use of both e-mail and text messaging as a form of contact have increased. This is because phone calls are complicated by the lack of privacy that the majority of people now have, being … Continued


Obstetric violence criminalised in Mexico: a comparative analysis of hospital complaints filed with the Medical Arbitration Commission by Omar Calvo Aguilar, Marta Torres Falcón, Rosario Valdez Santiago BMJ SRH 2020;46(1)   (Not open access) Introduction – Disrespect and abuse during childbirth have been reported by numerous countries around the world. One of their principal manifestations is the performance of invasive or surgical procedures without the informed consent of women. Non-dignified treatment is the second most … Continued

MEXICO – Mexican activists take to the streets in five cities to demand safe, legal abortions

Mexican activists took to the streets in five cities on 28 September 2019 to demand safe and legal abortions, many wearing the green bandanas that have become a symbol of the movement in Latin America. The largest event (photo) was in Mexico City. Local television also showed footage of marches in the states of Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Oaxaca and Veracruz. SOURCE: VOA News, by Reuters, 29 September 2019

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