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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Addressing Abortion Stigma Through Service Delivery: A White Paper

Published in 2018

Source: Sea Change Program, Ibis Reproductive Health, and Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health

This paper aims to provide the context and background of work done to address abortion stigma through service delivery. Abortion stigma is a major barrier to adequate reproductive health care for women and a key challenge for service delivery providers to address. In the first part of the paper, the definition of abortion stigma was […]

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs in Humanitarian Settings: An In-depth Look at Family Planning Services

Published in 2018

Source: Women’s Refugee Commission, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNFPA

The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) and Save the Children — two of the co-chairs of the Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) sub-working group — embarked on an initiative to identify effective practices for the delivery of ASRH services, inclusive of family planning components. This outcome document is designed to highlight […]

Integrating sexual and reproductive health into health emergency and disaster risk management

Published in 2018

Source: World Health Organisations (WHO)

This policy brief discusses the integration of SRH in all aspects of health emergency and disaster risk management, both for immediate health needs, such as saving lives in obstetric complications and preventing disease, as well in the long-term to reduce vulnerability and to support sustainable development of health systems and communities.

We Stand As One: Children, Young People and Climate Change

Published in 2018

Source: Plan International

This report includes voices from hundreds of young people around the world and carries their messages about how climate change affects them, the action necessary to fix it and their right to be part of the solution. Much of this report was written by children and young people based on consultations conducted by them.

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