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Ipas produces a variety of materials—from research summaries, advocacy papers and tools, training curricula to topical publications. Resources are listed alphabetically; search within the collection by language, country, region and/or topic using the filter controls below.

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Barriers to Abortion

Legal and Policy Barriers to Abortion

Standards and guidelines around creating laws and policies on abortion. More »

The impact on young women when abortion is a crime.

The impact on young women when abortion is a crime.

This fact sheet highlights the disproportionately high impact of criminal abortion laws on young women. In places where abortion is a crime, women who are young, poor, uneducated and facing an unwanted pregnancy are at greater risk of resorting to illegal and unsafe abortions, and consequently being investigated, ... More »

Because Winter 2014

Because Winter 2014

This issue delves into abortion and religion, highlighting that many abortion providers are deeply religious and believe that providing abortion care is an act of faith. We also examine how Crisis Pregnancy Centers that purport to help women but spread misinformation about abortion have gone global and take a look at ... More »

Are young women in India prepared to deal with sexual and reproductive health issues? A case study of Jharkhand, India

Young Indian women often face social, economic, logistical, policy and health system barriers when accessing sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion care.  A cross-sectional household survey was conducted in July – August 2012 in Jharkhand, India. We interviewed 1,381 young women (15-24 ... More »

Woman-centered postabortion care: Reference manual, Second Edition

Woman-centered postabortion care: Reference manual, Second Edition

This manual is designed to prepare health-care workers to provide women with high-quality postabortion care services.  It is useful for a broad audience—including clinicians, trainers, program managers and outreach workers. It provides in-depth clinical information on safe, effective options for first-trimester ... More »

Ensuring women’s right to safe legal abortion and gender equality in the post-2015 development goals

Ensuring women’s right to safe legal abortion and gender equality in the post-2015 development goals

This publication explains how international conferences and development agendas have increasingly recognized women’s reproductive rights, including the right to safe abortion, as a necessary component of achieving gender equality. The document calls on world leaders to focus on gender equality and decriminalization of ... More »

Accreditation of Private Sector Health Facilities for Provision of Comprehensive Abortion Care Services: An Initiative of the Government of Bihar

Accreditation of Private Sector Health Facilities for Provision of Comprehensive Abortion Care Services: An Initiative of the Government of Bihar

Recognizing the need to increase access to safe abortion services to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, in 2011 the Government of Bihar developed a new mechanism of accrediting and subsidizing private health care facilities. The program, Yukti Yojana (“a scheme for solution”), accredits eligible health ... More »

Clinical updates in reproductive health

Clinical updates in reproductive health

Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health (CURHs) are designed to provide Ipas staff, trainers, partners and other health-care providers with access to up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations. In general, the recommendations are the same as those in the World Health Organization's 2012 Safe Abortion: Technical and ... More »

Expanding the Provider Base for Abortion Care: Findings and Recommendations from an Assessment of Pre-Service Training Needs and Opportunities in Bangladesh

Expanding the Provider Base for Abortion Care: Findings and Recommendations from an Assessment of Pre-Service Training Needs and Opportunities in Bangladesh

In 2012, Ipas undertook an assessment in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan to determine the specific needs and gaps in the pre-service education systems for midlevel providers and to identify opportunities, strategies and recommendations for creating more equitable access to safe abortion care. Sources for the ... More »

Expanding the Provider Base for Abortion Care: Findings and Recommendations from an Assessment of Pre-Service Training Needs and Opportunities in Nepal

Expanding the Provider Base for Abortion Care: Findings and Recommendations from an Assessment of Pre-Service Training Needs and Opportunities in Nepal

In 2012, Ipas undertook an assessment in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan to determine the specific needs and gaps in the pre-service education systems for midlevel providers and to identify opportunities, strategies and recommendations for creating more equitable access to safe abortion care. Sources for the ... More »

Expanding the Provider Base for Abortion Care: Findings and Recommendations from an Assessment of Pre-Service Training Needs and Opportunities in Pakistan

Expanding the Provider Base for Abortion Care: Findings and Recommendations from an Assessment of Pre-Service Training Needs and Opportunities in Pakistan

In 2012, Ipas undertook an assessment in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan to determine the specific needs and gaps in the pre-service education systems for midlevel providers and to identify opportunities, strategies and recommendations for creating more equitable access to safe abortion care. Sources for the ... More »

My wish for women and girls

My wish for women and girls

What is your wish for women and girls? At Ipas, we want all young people to be able to exercise their rights, to be accepted and loved, and to lead healthy lives, based on their choices. More »

Expanding the Provider Base for Abortion Care: Findings and Recommendations from an Assessment of Pre-Service Training Needs and Opportunities in India

Expanding the Provider Base for Abortion Care: Findings and Recommendations from an Assessment of Pre-Service Training Needs and Opportunities in India

In 2012, Ipas undertook an assessment in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan to determine the specific needs and gaps in the pre-service education systems for midlevel providers and to identify opportunities, strategies and recommendations for creating more equitable access to safe abortion care. Sources for the ... More »

Dr. Nozer Sheriar: Why I'm an abortion provider

Dr. Nozer Sheriar: Why I'm an abortion provider

Ipas board member Dr. Nozer Sheriar gave a moving talk at Women Deliver in May 2013 about why he is an abortion provider. Dr. Sheriar is the secretary general of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI). More »

Safe Abortion Saves Women's Lives | from Ipas

Safe Abortion Saves Women's Lives | from Ipas

Every year, 21 million women worldwide risk their lives with an unsafe abortion. Ipas is working to solve this problem. Ipas believes that no woman should have to risk her life or health because she lacks safe reproductive-health choices.   More »

When Abortion is a Crime: The threat to vulnerable women in Latin America

When Abortion is a Crime: The threat to vulnerable women in Latin America

This report analyzes the findings of an Ipas investigation into the enforcement of laws criminalizing abortion in three South American countries—Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina—and is the first in a series of Ipas reports on criminal abortion laws in countries around the world. It documents accounts of hundreds of women ... More »

Misoprostol-only Gestational Dating Wheels

Misoprostol-only Gestational Dating Wheels

Tool for assessing gestational age for medical abortion. More »

Mifepristone/Misoprostol Gestational Dating Wheels

Mifepristone/Misoprostol Gestational Dating Wheels

Tool for assessing gestational age for medical abortion. More »

Protocols for medical abortion [dosage card]

Protocols for medical abortion [dosage card]

This dosage card serves as a quick reference guide for health-care providers who are administering medical abortion. It includes the regimen for mifepristone and misoprostol for abortion up to nine weeks, as well as 9-13 weeks. More »

U.S. abortion restrictions harm women’s health at home and abroad

U.S. abortion restrictions harm women’s health at home and abroad

The Hyde and Helms Amendments restrict federal funding for legal abortion care here and abroad and unfairly penalize women for being poor. This is a fact sheet comparing these U.S. policies on abortion. More »

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