Addressing Abortion Stigma Through Service Delivery: A White Paper

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 discussed with reviews of existing literature around this issue and its interventions. Opinions, experiences, and programmes of reproductive health care service delivery organisations follow this. In the final section, recommendations for increasing and expanding programmes to address abortion stigma are provided.