The law, trials and imprisonment for abortion in Malaysia

This report looks at the abortion law and access to abortion in Malaysia and reviews calls to change the law and access by sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and human rights advocates. The report ends with a discussion of the cases against medical professionals, and prosecutions of women for infanticide. 

MALAYSIA – Getting the message across

WHEN parents find out that their 17-year-old school-going daughter is pregnant, the reaction would most probably be anger followed by murderous rage, more anger and then a feeling of failure before they finally settle down to decide how to deal with the situation and the stigma that comes with it.