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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.
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.
New legislation in Bangladesh which will allow girls under the age of 18 to be married-off legally in “special circumstances” is a step backwards for young woman, the International Planned Parenthood Federation has warned.
The Child Marriage restraint Bill 2017 gives parents or guardians the ability to seek a court order for children to be married-off in their “best interests.”
Currently, it is illegal for girls under 18 or men under 21 to marry in Bangladesh, although the law is widely flouted.
The SPRINT Initiative was designed to address the gaps in the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP). This outlines the minimum standard of reproductive health care in crises settings. It is internationally recognized and can mean the difference between life and death. We work around the world to save lives in crisis situations: