Ipas mHealth projects explore new ways to expand access to comprehensive abortion care

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

When “Youth+Tech+Health Live 2015” convened in San Francisco last month, bringing together youth advocates and technology and health experts from around the world, Ipas and partners were on hand to put sexual and reproductive health and rights into the conversation—more specifically, to share the innovative ways Ipas and our partners are using mobile technology to expand ...

After massive quake, Ipas Nepal country staff safe

Thursday, May 07, 2015

In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, Ipas is relieved to report that all members of the Ipas Nepal country team are safe. “Our hearts go out to the people of Nepal, who are struggling bravely in the aftermath of this tragedy,” says Traci Baird, Ipas Executive Vice President for Programs. “We have been in daily contact with the Ipas Nepal ...

Midwives matter

Monday, May 04, 2015

This year, on International Day of the Midwife, we salute midwives and their commitment to provide full spectrum care for women—throughout their reproductive lives. The International Confederation of Midwives supports the position that midwives, where permitted, should be trained and equipped to provide safe abortion care to women. And so many midwives agree. Last spring, Ipas sent a ...

In Mexico City, campaign launches to help women learn more about safe, free, legal abortion services

Friday, April 24, 2015

Women living in Mexico’s capital are learning more about how to access safe, free, legal abortion services thanks to a new campaign that includes activities and events throughout the city—plus dissemination of messages about sexual and reproductive rights in marketplaces, beauty salons, buses and bus stations, as well as through a web site, radio spots, social networks like Facebook and Twitter, ...

Clinical mentoring: A two-way learning process that improves abortion care

Friday, April 17, 2015

At many Ipas-supported health facilities around the world, providers newly trained in comprehensive abortion care are getting individualized clinical support as they begin service provision—the instruction, observation, coaching, encouragement and constructive feedback of experienced providers who are serving as clinical mentors. Dr. Francis Bongo of Zambia is one of many Ipas-trained ...

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to hear Beatriz case against El Salvador

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Inter-American Human Rights Commission has accepted a case filed on behalf of Beatriz, a Salvadoran woman who was denied a therapeutic abortion when her pregnancy threatened her health and her life. Beatriz case is exemplary of systematic violation of women’s reproductive rights in El Salvador through state’s policies and laws that don’t allow pregnant women’s access ...