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There are very few campaigns in Indonesia around women's health and reproductive rights that Atashendartini Habsjah has not been involved with. She looks back on her journey of becoming a feminist and campaigner for women's reproductive rights in Indonesia and the impact of the Cairo conference.
To improve the quality and availability of post‑abortion care during a flood, the Innovation Programme supported the University of Leicester to develop and measure the impact of an integrated intervention package, called RHCC.
In September 2018, a huge earthquake struck Indri's home island, killing thousands. Relieved that she made it to safety, Indri also felt an urgent need to give back to her community.
In late September, a devasting 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia, quickly followed by a tsunami. IPPF and Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association need your help to ensure the sexual and reproductive healthcare needs of women and girls are met during this time of crisis.
Nursing Supervisor Ms. Lovely Yasmin is one of several staff members providing family planning, menstrual regulation, and post-procedure care services at Upzila Health Complex in Belkuchi, Bangladesh.
“After the menstrual regulations services I was prescribed a few medicines which I could not buy due to poor financial condition”
Shana Khatun decided to undergo menstrual regulation and received post-procedure care kit (Kit 8), that includes pain relief medicine. Alleviating the financial strain on her and her family.
Small scale innovation in Bangladesh during times of crisis: ensuring reproductive care to local communities
While abortion is considered illegal in Bangladesh, menstrual regulation, which has been a part of the country’s family planning program since 1979, is allowed up to 10–12 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period.
Auliya Khatun decided to undergo menstrual regulation when she found out that she had unintentionally become pregnant again.
In Bangladesh menstrual regulation, the method of establishing non-pregnancy for a woman at risk of unintended pregnancy, has been a part of the country’s family planning program since 1979 and is allowed up to 10–12 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period.
IPPF are working with local organisations in Bangladesh to help meet the sexual and reproductive healthcare needs of the Rohingya.