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 ...

Expanding comprehensive abortion care into the second trimester: Challenges and successes

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Provision of safe, high-quality second-trimester abortion care would save the lives of thousands of women each year. While second-trimester abortions are only a small percentage of all abortions worldwide, the majority of abortion-related deaths and injuries occur in the second trimester of pregnancy. Yet, in many parts of the world, safe second-trimester services remain limited or ...

Abortion incidence in Cambodia

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A recently published study, which combines data from a population-based survey and a nationally representative sample of health facilities, estimates that while the rates of induced abortion in Cambodia increased between 2005 and 2010, unsafe abortions did not increase. This, notes author Tamara Fetters, may be due to changing fertility desires, improved education, increased use of contraception, ...

A day of appreciation for abortion providers

Monday, March 09, 2015

March 10 is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. Abortion providers make reproductive choice possible for American women and often offer critical support and care. At Ipas, our mission is to make safe, legal, high-quality abortion care available for all women and we are privileged to work with skilled and compassionate abortion providers around the world. Today we thank and ...