Access & Abortion: Medical abortion in Nepal
Medical & Surgical Abortion
Questions & Answers
I am a student in the second year – I have my whole future in front of me. I would like to be a magistrate in my professional life. Frankly, I knew deep inside me that this pregnancy would hinder my plans.Mira, Burkina Faso
Unsafe abortion is a huge problem in Uganda with an estimated 400,000 women having an unsafe abortion per year. Meet the young people who are working hard to stop unsafe abortions amongst their peers.
Many women and girls in Benin who are considering an abortion tell no one. Since 2014, the Association Beninoise pour la Promotion de la Famille (ABPF) has been running a project, supported by the Packard Foundation, specifically aimed at tackling abortion stigma so that women and girls seeking a safe abortion can access the right information and services.
I was separated from my parents in India when I was small and so came to live with my grandparents in Sri Lanka. As soon as I turned 18 and left school, they wanted to marry me off. I didn’t want to marry at such a young age. I was young and I had dreams – I wanted to work, to study, to really live my life before becoming a wife. I didn’t see any other option that to leave my grandparents, and I moved to Colombo to seek the life I wanted.
Abortion and the referendum in Ireland
25 May 2018 brought a landslide victory for the Yes campaign to repeal the eighth amendment in the Irish constitution, which effectively gave equal rights to the pregnant woman and the fetus. Before the repeal victory, abortion was only permitted if the woman’s life was at risk but not in cases of rape, incest or foetal abnormality. Such strict laws had dire, and in some instances, fatal consequences for women seeking abortion services. Many women were forced to turn to unsafe abortion methods or to seek safe abortion services in the UK.
Read the stories of those who campaigned
In this podcast, IPPF speaks to Akosua Agyepong, a volunteer and peer educator with the Youth Action Movement based in Ghana, on her work battling abortion stigma amongst her peers and within her community.
I’ve been married for 10 years and have one son who is eight years old. I haven’t studied and am currently a housewife. In another 5 to 6 years I might be ready, but not now.Sangeeta, Nepal
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Her in charge - Medical abortion and women’s lives - A call to action