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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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

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 ... More »

Friday, May 15, 2015

Safe and legal abortion must be part of global health strategy

On May 5, the United Nations Secretary General released the Zero Draft of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health Round 2 (May-June 2015). While the document acknowledges high numbers of ... More »

Thursday, May 07, 2015

After massive quake, Ipas Nepal country staff safe

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 ... More »

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

#NereaSpeaks: pop song generates public discussion of abortion in Kenya

Kenyan pop band Sauti Sol has been at the top of the charts with their song "Nerea." In the song, a man is asking his pregnant girlfriend not to have an abortion, arguing that their child could be the next Mandela or President Obama. ... More »

Monday, May 04, 2015

Midwives matter

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 ... More »

Friday, April 24, 2015

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

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 ... More »

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Abortion stigma and the case of Purvi Patel

In the Huffington Post this week, Ipas Executive Vice President Anu Kumar delves into the case of Purvi Patel, and how feticide laws are used to control women and their behavior during pregnancy. "There has been a national outcry (and ... More »

Friday, April 17, 2015

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

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, ... More »

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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

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 ... More »

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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

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 ... More »

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Creating a better world for women in Zambia

Around the world, Ipas employs staff who are passionate about human rights and dedicated to ensuring that women have access to the health care they need, when they need it. Clinicians, advocates and researchers, many have given up more ... More »

Monday, March 30, 2015

Complications from unsafe abortion common in Kenya

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. ... More »

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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

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 ... More »

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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

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 ... More »

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New guidance on second-trimester postabortion care

Ipas recently conducted a systematic review to search for clinical guidance on treating women who present in the second trimester with incomplete abortion or fetal demise (sometimes known as postabortion care).  The review found ... More »

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Abortion incidence in Cambodia

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, ... More »

Monday, March 09, 2015

A day of appreciation for abortion providers

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, ... More »

Monday, March 09, 2015

Beijing+20 review reveals limited progress on women's reproductive rights

As world leaders and women’s organizations gathered in at the United Nations to observe the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women, there was concern about the lack of progress in advancing women’s rights, and the ... More »

Friday, March 06, 2015

Youth advocates tell Congress: Helms hurts

Youth advocates from Ghana, Pakistan and the United States spoke at a briefing at the U.S. House of Representatives this week to call on the U.S. government to support programs and policies that expand young people’s access to ... More »

Friday, February 27, 2015

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

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 ... More »

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