Since being introduced in 2009, medical abortion (the abortion pill), is revolutionising how women access abortion care. Almost half of the abortions performed in Nepal are through the medical procedure.
The way abortion is presented in the media can have a major influence on a person's opinion on abortion. This guide has been written for those working in the media to encourage accurate reporting of the facts about abortion, and honest portrayals of abortion as part of real people’s lives and relationships.
The Global Gag Rule bans international organizations that receive USAID funding from providing abortions, counselling for abortions, or otherwise acknowledge abortion as a pregnancy option and as part of family planning and sexual and reproductive healthcare. This includes referring a woman or girl to an abortion provider if they want an abortion. IPPF believes in the right of women and girls to decide about their own health and wellbeing, including in right to decide if and when she wants to be pregnant. IPPF Member Associations will not deny life-saving healthcare services to any women, especially to the world’s poorest women who are disproportionately affected by the Global Gag Rule.
This short video provides useful tips to people who want to educate others about abortion, including ideas on how to create a safe and respectful space for discussion, how to present facts and how to make your session practical. Read ...
This short video (also available in French and Spanish ) provides useful tips about what to consider when developing materials relating to abortion, including how to use rights-based messages and how to avoid using stigmatizing language and images. For more ...
Safe abortion is heavily restricted in Uganda, yet gender inequality and sexual violence are widespread. Hosted by IPPF, the Safe Abortion Action Fund is helping vulnerable women to turn their lives around. People are learning about safe abortion and fewer girls are dying. Community attitudes have been transformed and social stigma has started to give way to human rights and understanding.
IPPF hosts the Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF), and the Lady Mermaid Bureau - a local grassroots project - is funded by SAAF to empower sex workers with the legal support and reproductive health services they need to make informed decisions