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Hasina turned to sex work when her husband died and left her and her three-year-old daughter without an income. She admits it initially made her feel powerless until she began working as a peer educator with Family Planning Association of India. She now feels that she has some control over her own body.
Neelam Dixit is the branch manager of FPA India's GCACI clinic in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Through the work they are doing within their local community, she is slowly seeing a shift in attitude on abortion and the stigma that surrounds it.
From Rehkha, who helps to spread the message of safe sex and safe abortion through songs, to Diti, a sex worker who decided she did not want to continue with a pregnancy, meet some of the people expanding safe access to abortion services in India, and the women benefiting from it.
The Global Comprehensive Abortion Care Initiative (GCACI) improves access to quality abortion care and contraception in IPPF Member Association clinics. The Parivar Swasthya Kendra (PSK) clinic outside Mumbai sees a wide range of clients from the underserved communities in the district. The Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) opened the clinic at the request, and need, of a local fisherwomen’s group.
“ Immediately after my child was born, I found the market family planning booth to receive free services. The services are right in my community and taking family planning has been a good experience. Things have changed in my life ...
A series of films that feature the personal stories of three women who have had an abortion in Cameroon, France and India were launched by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) today. The films are part of an IPPF effort ...
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This is the story of Bhakti who, after discovering she was pregnant decided to have an abortion, just like millions of other women around the world. Bhakti, who lives in India, shares her experience of why she decided to have ...