Using street theater to teach about safe abortion

Friday, August 19, 2016

These amazing young Zambians have found a creative way to teach their community about safe abortion. Check out this photo story and video!

Youth at the center

Friday, August 12, 2016

For International Youth Day, we're focused on what it looks like to put youth at the center of programs to improve their sexual and reproductive health. In this story, Ipas's Nana Zulu explains her work with young leaders in Zambia.

Nepal parliament ensures free abortion services for all women

Monday, August 8, 2016

On August 8th, the parliament of Nepal voted to approve its FY17 budget, which for the first time includes funding for safe abortion care. The funding ensures implementation of a key provision of a 2009 court decision guaranteeing access to services for all women of Nepal. “This budget allocation represents a significant step forward in our government’s efforts to guarantee women’s reproductive ...

Expert group urges updated definition and measurement of unsafe abortion

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A group of reproductive health experts has recommended that the World Health Organization (WHO) update the way it defines and measures “unsafe” abortion. Since the 1990s, WHO has defined unsafe abortion as those performed either by individuals lacking the necessary skills or in an environment that does not conform to minimal medical standards, or both. Operationally, however, unsafe abortion has ...

A win for women--U.S. Supreme Court defends abortion rights

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas law placing undue requirements on abortion clinics is a significant victory not only for women in the United States, but for women around the world. It highlights both the importance of women’s access to abortion and the clear evidence that abortion is an extremely safe medical procedure. Ipas Director of Clinical Affairs, Dr. Dalia ...

Too often neglected--safe abortion care in crisis settings

Monday, June 20, 2016

World Refugee Day, observed on June 20 each year, was established by the United Nations more than 15 years ago to call attention to the plight of millions of people worldwide who live in refugee camps and other crisis settings, driven from their homes by conflict, natural disaster and other violent events. For women and girls in these settings, the need to control their reproductive lives is ...