There were 65 participants. The meeting was in Russian with simultaneous translation in English. Participants included health professionals, health policymakers and NGO representatives from 11 counties in the region – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Russia.
Ministry’s State Secretary Dmitry Kostennikov, said: “Restriction causes discrimination, as only women who are better informed and have more money will have access to abortion.”
This is web-based toolkit was developed by and for young people with inputs from Georgia, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, Poland and Romania, and written and edited by YouAct with great input from ASTRA Youth.
The purpose was to improve the quality of abortion services and train medical staff to provide safe abortion methods in accordance with WHO recommendations.