CONTRACEPTION – three articles on medical abortions

Feasibility of a hospital outpatient day procedure for medication abortion at 13–18 weeks gestation: findings from Nepal  by Jennifer Blum, Chandra Karki, Anand Tamang, Tara Shichet, Achala Shresthra. Heera Tuladhar, Aruna Karki, Jyotsna Sharma, Dina F Abbas, Monica Dragoman, Beverly Winikoff Contraception 2019(Dec);100(6):451-56    DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2019.08.007 Abstract Objectives: To evaluate the safety, acceptability and feasibility of a one-day outpatient medical abortion service at gestations 13–18 weeks. Study design: Open-label prospective study in which participants received mifepristone 200 mg … Continued

MADAGASCAR: Promoting an abortion decriminalisation network

Nifin’Akanga organized this workshop on 11-13 March 2019 in Antananarivo. The main aim of the workshop was to create a national coalition for the decriminalization of abortion. There were 24 participants from seven localities in Madagascar. The meeting participants signed a charter for the creation of the “Nifin’akanga Network”, a national network whose mission is the total decriminalization of abortion in Madagascar – not only in cases of rape, incest or at-risk pregnancies. Future priorities and follow-up activities that were agreed included the announcement of the new national network, implementation of the network’s activities, the organization of a meeting with governmental and NGO partners, and better access to data on abortion. Participants were also provided with briefcases with tools to use to start workshops and advocacy activities in their localities.

THE GAMBIA: Using human rights principles to realize sexual and reproductive health & rights

Think Young Women organized this meeting on 4 May 2019.The aim was to build a critical mass of support on decriminalization of abortion in the Gambia, particularly among gender and human rights experts, women’s and youth groups, and health professionals. The 41 participants were lawyers, health professionals, and representatives of civil society organizations, international organizations and government.

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