In Japan, hospital-based midwives (MWs) provide childbirth as well as abortion services. Abortion care involves extreme conflict between personal convictions and professional duty among many nurses and MWs.
Backstreet abortions are still being done in Zimbabwe using knitting needles, spoons, dishwashing liquid, dangerous pills and concoctions. They are putting the lives of hundreds of women at risk. A lot are dying and suffering in silence, while others do not seek medical help until it is too late. There are more than 60,000 unsafe abortions each year, half of them in adolescents. 16% percent of maternal deaths are due to unsafe abortions. The 2016 … Continued
In the Central African Republic, unsafe abortions are the leading cause of maternal mortality. Abortion is illegal and punishable by several years’ imprisonment. Only therapeutic abortion under certain conditions is legal. Assizes were held this week to study the question.
US activists teaching women how to have abortions at home, news from the nine states that passed abortion bans last year, and other stories
***CORRECTION – 28 January 2020:*** The title of a new research documentary made in Ethiopia by Thera Mjaaland from Norway, reported in the 15 January 2020 newsletter, was wrong, as were some important details about its contents. Here is the correct title of the film with the link to it, and the first paragraph about its contents: Dialogues about abortion After screenings of a four-part edutainment drama called Choices & Consequences, where a young woman … Continued