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Women around the world have faced multiple barriers to accessing safe abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic including the de-prioritization of sexual and reproductive healthcare, overwhelmed health systems and restrictions on movement. The COVID-19 crisis has sparked innovation among IPPF Member Associations who responded swiftly by developing new approaches to reach women with safe abortion care including telemedicine and home-based provision of medical abortion.
IPPF applauds the Cabinet on this landmark decision which approved the bill allowing abortion up to 24 weeks.
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The Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) is working with women in prison by training them in mechanics to beauty parlour work, so that upon their release they have the opportunity to become financially independent.
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.
After generations of oppression under a colonial-era law, today the LGBTI community in India celebrated the scrapping of key provisions in Section 377 from the Indian Penal Code, which had previously outlawed consensual same-sex sexual relations.
Third BRICS Officials and Experts Seminar on Population Matters, Moscow. Government Ministers, officials and experts from the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China, and Republic of South Africa have gathered in ...
Tharika is a young transgender woman aged 19 years from a remote village of Tamil Nadu. In 2014, transgender people were granted legal status of ‘third gender’ in India, however a recent reversal of the law has made same-sex acts ...
BRICS collaboration is a valuable opportunity to advance population matters says new report 14 April, United Nations, New York: BRICS countries collaboration on population matters helps create progress on reducing poverty and inequality, through improving the health and well-being of ...