After years of progressive change by activists, advocates and organizations, abortion in Nepal was finally legalized in 2002. Legalization, however, did not mean accessibility, especially to women and girls in hard-to-reach and rural areas. That is until medical abortion became an option.
Since being introduced in 2009, medical abortion (the abortion pill), is revolutionizing how women access abortion care with almost half of the abortions performed in Nepal are through the medical procedure.
Through clinics, outreach programmes, workshops and peer educators, our Member Association, Family Planning Association of Nepal are ensuring women and girls in hard-to-reach and rural areas know their abortion care options.