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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.

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

Published in 2018

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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 […]

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 […]

Mongolia Country Advocacy Brief – Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE): Evidence Based Advocacy Brief

Published in 2018

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Every sixth person or 15.7 percent of the population in Mongolia is a young person between 15 – 24 years of age. These young people faces a lot of sexual and reproductive health issues among which include high teenage pregnancy, STI and HIV infection. Forty-two percent of the STI infected population are young people aged […]

Protecting safe abortion in humanitarian settings: overcoming legal and policy barriers

Published in 2018

Source: Reproductive Health Matters (RHM)

Safe abortion services are routinely omitted from sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings for a variety of reasons, including improper deference to national law, the disproportionate influence of restrictive funding policies, and the failure to treat abortion as medical care. However, properly construed, abortion services fall within the purview of the universal and […]

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.

Meeting the Need, Fulfilling the Promise: Youth and Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive

Published in 2018

Source: Population Reference Bureau (PRB)

Ensuring young people’s access to long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) will help to prevent unintended pregnancies, reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, decrease unsafe abortions, and ensure full and informed contraceptive choice for youth. This brief discusses the advantages and challenges of providing LARCs — specifically contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs) — to […]

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