Eliminating Unsafe Abortion Through Self Care – Reflections from the Rapid Assessment study in Asia

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Self-Care Interventions can empower clients, particularly young people and marginalized populations, and increase access to desired sexual and reproductive health services. This study examines and documents the existing legal and policy environment, health system preparedness, opportunities, challenges and barriers for Self-care Interventions, to inform the policies and services specifically for eliminating unsafe abortion and for providing post-abortion care and contraception in Asia.

International Planned Parenthood Federation South Asia Regional Office (SARO) in collaboration with East & South East Asia and Oceania Region (ESEAOR) undertook a study supported by WHO South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) - to examine and document the preparedness, opportunities, and challenges for self-care interventions, to inform the policies and services specifically for eliminating unsafe abortion and providing post abortion care and contraception in four countries - Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.

For more information related to this study, please contact:

1. Deepesh Gupta, Sr. Technical Advisor -SRHR, IPPF SARO dgupta@ippf.org

2. Sangeetha Permalsamy, Programme Officer, Gender and Safe Abortion Care, IPPF ESEAOR