For more than 45 years, Planned Parenthood Global (PP Global) has been working to expand access to safe and legal abortion services, especially where access to providers is most needed. A big part of that work is combating abortion stigma. The World Health Organization has recommended that abortion be provided at the lowest level of care. PP Global agrees and designed a protocol for misoprostol for first trimester abortion administered by low level health care workers, called Community Based Access to Misoprostol (CBAM). Our trainings and training materials aim to support the delivery of services to women where they are most needed, and access to an abortion provider is limited.
A selection of studies: Constructing a validated scale to measure community-level abortion stigma in Mexico; Abortion stigma around the globe: a qualitative synthesis; Abortion incidence between 1990 and 2014: global, regional, and sub-regional levels and trends; Measuring unsafe abortion-related mortality: a systematic review of the existing methods; Identifying indicators for quality abortion care: a systematic literature review; Randomized trial assessing home use of two pregnancy tests for determining early medical abortion outcomes at 3, 7 and 14 days after mifepristone.