Study finds OB-GYNs in Mexico feel stigmatized, would benefit from training on safe legal abortion

Friday, February 27, 2015

Gynecologists and obstetricians in Mexico vary greatly in their knowledge, attitudes and practices related to abortion—and would benefit from training on the legal grounds for abortion in Mexico and clinical best practices for abortion care, a new study finds. In addition, many OB-GYNs report feeling stigmatized for providing abortions. “Training on safe, legal abortion would help ...

New guidance for upholding reproductive rights in Africa

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights has just released General Comment No 2 to help governments interpret the rights to abortion and family planning under the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa. General Comment No 2 will help policymakers and advocates shape laws, policies and practices to comply with the Protocol—which is the only international human rights ...

One year after Bolivia removed legal barriers to abortion, Ipas trains police on women’s new rights

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

One year after Bolivia’s highest court ruled to end the requirement for judicial authorization for women seeking legal abortion in Bolivia, Ipas and partners are hard at work ensuring law enforcement officers, health workers and women themselves know the legal grounds for accessing abortion care. Abortion is legal in Bolivia in the case of rape and incest and when a woman’s health or ...

Regional trainings bolster providers’ ability to offer IUDs and contraceptive implants after abortion

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants—sometimes known as long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)—are the most effective methods of contraception and are safe to use immediately after an abortion. However, misconceptions about their safety, lack of experience using the methods, and supply problems can pose major barriers to women’s access. One innovative Ipas approach to ...

Meet the expert: Up-to-date clinical guidance on abortion

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dr. Mark and her team of clinical experts recently published the third annual updated version of Ipas’s Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health. This resource offers providers, health systems staff, community-based organizations and policymakers the most up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations on comprehensive abortion care—including topics such as contraception, pain management, medical ...

New from Ipas: Training guide for future health professionals

Monday, January 12, 2015

Young people studying to be health professionals will become the leaders who shape women’s reproductive health policies and services in the years to come. The problem: Abortion is a critical but often neglected topic in health science education. Designed with and for health sciences students, Youth act for safe abortion: A training guide for future health professionals teaches the ...