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 ...

Ipas lauds recognition of two prominent leaders in reproductive rights and abortion research

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ipas celebrates two reproductive rights leaders—Stanley K. Henshaw, PhD, and Willard Cates, Jr., MD, MPH—who have both received awards for lifetime achievement from the Society of Family Planning (SFP). “I’m delighted to see these leaders in sexual and reproductive health and rights recognized for the immense contributions they’ve made over the course of their ...

Complications from unsafe abortion common in Kenya

Monday, March 30, 2015

In Kenya, unsafe abortion has long been recognized as a leading cause of death and injury to women—deaths and injuries that are preventable. Under the new Kenyan constitution, induced abortion can be provided for certain indications. However, the law has not yet been fully operationalized and many providers have not been trained to provide safe abortion care. This means that many of the induced ...

Ipas honors journalists, organizations and other ‘heroes’ who elevate women’s rights in Nicaragua

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Several Nicaraguan professionals and organizations working to promote women’s human rights were honored last month at the fourth annual awards ceremony for the National “Conchita Palacios” Contest. The contest, organized by Ipas Central America and the Strategic Group for the Decriminalization of Therapeutic Abortion in Nicaragua, honors champions for women’s human ...

Ipas honors journalists, organizations and other ‘heroes’ who elevate women’s rights in Nicaragua

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Several Nicaraguan professionals and organizations working to promote women’s human rights were honored last month at the fourth annual awards ceremony for the National “Conchita Palacios” Contest. The contest, organized by Ipas Central America and the Strategic Group for the Decriminalization of Therapeutic Abortion in Nicaragua, honors champions for women’s human ...