Duration: 2017 - present
Jessica Morris, Project Manager
What is the difference between safe and unsafe abortion?
Of the 56 million induced abortions that took place each year between 2010–2014,
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines safe abortions as those carried out
Due to scientific advances, abortions can now be carried out very safely and simply with tablets (medical abortion) or as an outpatient procedure. However, many women cannot access safe abortion services due to various barriers including: restrictive laws and unnecessary regulations, poor availability of services, cost, stigma, and conscientious objection of health-care providers. This leads to girls and women having unsafe abortions. Every year approximately 7 million women are admitted to hospitals in low and middle-income countries as a result of unsafe abortion and more than 22,800 girls and women die.
What we do
The core aim of the project is to raise the capacity of, and enable ten national obstetrics and gynecology societies, to lead advocacy on safe abortion in their respective countries.
This project is split into two phases: Phase I needs assessment and Phase II implementation.
Here are the key findings from the country needs assessment:
To find out more about individual countries, please see the project materials below.
Country needs assessment reports:
The impact of safe abortion
|Empowering Member Societies.||Safe abortion services for all women.||The Global Gag Rule.|