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Abortion Incidence and Related Services in Six Indian States, 2015

Published in 2018

Source: Guttmacher Institute

This fact sheet summarizes the findings of a study titled Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion in India, which provides the first comprehensive estimates of the incidence of abortion and unintended pregnancy and of the provision of induced abortion and postabortion services in Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

ADDING IT UP: Investing in Contraception and Maternal and Newborn Health, 2017

Published in 2018

Source: Guttmacher Institute

This fact sheet presents estimates for 2017 of the contraceptive, maternal and newborn health care needs of women in developing regions, critical gaps in service coverage, and the costs and benefits of fully meeting these needs.

Sexual Health Disparities Among Disenfranchised Youth

Published in 2018

Source: Oregon Health Authority and Research and Training Center for Pathways

This series of research briefs addresses the sexual health of seven subpopulations of young people namely youth in corrections; youth with developmental disabilities; youth in foster care; homeless youth; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth; youth with mental health conditions; and youth who have experienced sexual abuse.

Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020

Published in 2018

Source: World Health Organisation

The action plan of WHO aims to strengthen effective leadership and governance for mental health; provide comprehensive, integrated and responsive mental health and social care services in community-based settings; implement strategies for promotion and prevention in mental health; and strengthen information systems, evidence and research for mental health. It relies on six cross-cutting principles and […]

annual report 2017 – #SRHR4ALL: because women and young people deserve nothing less

Published in 2018

Source:

In 2017, SRHR advocates faced a major challenge with the reinstatement of the global gag rule, affecting the support for family planning and reproductive health and related programmes. This setback triggered the “SheDecides” global movement to re-establish the fundamental rights of girls and women to decide, and choose freely on matters pertaining to their sexual and […]

Health Worker Roles in Providing Safe Abortion Care and Post-abortion Contraception

Published in 2018

Source: World Health Organisation

The primary objective of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations on the safety, effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability of a range of health workers in the delivery of recommended and effective interventions for providing safe abortion and post-abortion care and in providing post-abortion contraception. These recommendations can be adapted to the context of local health […]

Adolescents’ Need for and Use of Abortion Services In Developing Countries

Published in 2018

Source: Guttmacher Institute

This factsheet outlines the needs of adolescents for abortion services in developing countries. It highlights the incidence of abortion, the provision of abortion services, access to post-abortion care and the barriers to accessing these services. The factsheet concluded with a list of implications on policy and programmes which includes the need to be sensitive towards […]

Adolescents and Abortion: Restricting Access Puts Young Women’s Health and Lives at Risk

Published in 2018

Source: Advocates for Youth

This factsheet highlights the need for safe abortion for adolescents in the United States. It presents the facts on the incidences of abortion, the characteristics of safe and unsafe abortion, as well as the reasons women seek abortion services. A list of recommended actions is provided to reduce unintended pregnancy and abortion and this include […]

When a Health Professional Refuses: Legal and Regulatory Limits on Conscientious Objection to Provision of Abortion Care

Published in 2018

Source: Ipas

The refusal of health professionals to provide services is a significant barrier to women’s access to safe abortion and other reproductive health services. Although these providers have the right to refuse service provision under international and, in some, national law, it is necessary to have national-level legal or regulatory limits on conscientious objection to protect […]

Abortion Stigma around the World: A Synthesis of the Qualitative Literature; A Technical Report for Members of The International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma (inroads)

Published in 2018

Source: inroads

This report provides grounding in the fundamental concepts of abortion stigma and a synthesis of the qualitative literature around the world exploring the way abortion stigma manifests. An ecological model of abortion stigma that illustrates multiple levels at which stigma manifests—individual, social, institutional, legal, and media-based—was explored in the qualitative literature review. Aside from presenting […]

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