Abortion Blog

Let us normalise abortions because let’s face it, many people have more than one

12 February, 2021

Many women seek out abortions more than once in their lifetime, and we ought to speak more about this occurrence. Read more about why it is important to speak about abortions in the plural here: By Belinda Munyeza. Multiple Abortions are common despite the lack of public awareness In 2007, The Guttmacher Policy Review released

Access to Abortions is a Reproductive and a Human Right

08 December, 2020

We all deserve comprehensive Sexual Reproductive Healthcare, including access to abortions and post-abortion care. Not only is overall care a reproductive right, but it is also a fundamental right. By Kylie Kiunguyu Rights and freedoms are inseparable Rights and freedoms are interlinked; you cannot give a woman access to partial reproductive healthcare if she is

A Path to Decision, A Path to Support: A Day in the life of an Abortion Counselor in India

02 October, 2020

By Saabira 30-year-old Saabira is one of the safe2choose counselors and is based in India. Her everyday life includes talking to women through their abortions and guiding them to make informed choices about their bodies. Although abortion is legal in India, she – like many abortion counselors – deals with moments where she feels judged

Self-Care After a Manual Vacuum Aspiration Abortion (MVA)

20 August, 2020

“ANYONE WHO DECIDES TO TERMINATE A PREGNANCY DESERVES THE SAME CARE AS ANYONE WHO DECIDES AND WISHES TO GIVE BIRTH.” [1] By the safe2choose counseling team Anyone seeking safe abortion counseling and information about how to take care of themselves after an in-clinic abortion – such as a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) – can access

safe2choose expands services to include information and counseling on in-clinic abortions, specifically on Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) and Electric Vacuum Aspiration (EVA) abortions.

19 June, 2020

safe2choose is about safe choices, but it’s also about the most appropriate safe method that fits each woman’s individual needs and wishes. This means being able to offer its global users a wide range of safe options for their abortions. Some might prefer using the medical abortion pills in the intimacy of their home, while

Abortion at Home: 5 things you should know

25 May, 2020

By the safe2choose team Abortion at home — also known as medication abortion, medical abortion, or self-managed abortion — is getting more and more popular among women who desire to end their pregnancy. The procedure is non-invasive, doesn’t require surgery, and can be carried out wherever they feel comfortable and safe. To throw some light

Abortion is Essential Health Care: How to Access Safe Abortion Counselling During COVID19

02 April, 2020

By safe2choose team Following the coronavirus disease (COVID19) outbreak, countries have taken several steps to ensure the safety of their citizens. As these measures take effect, it is important that access to abortion services and information is not compromised. With many countries going into lock down and calls for people to stay at home in

Childless By Choice: Abortion As An Option

13 March, 2019

By Michell Mor Do you know there are women who are childless by choice? Despite common misconception, there are women out there who, for whatever reason, do not want to get pregnant, carry a pregnancy to term, give birth and raise a child; women that might choose to have an abortion. Women who choose to

The role of schools in bridging the abortion information gap

12 March, 2019

By Pauline Diaz Around the world, pregnant girls are banned from schools In June 2017, president John Magufuli of Tanzania created a blast wave in the international development sphere by saying: “As long as I am president … no pregnant student will be allowed to return to school … After getting pregnant, you are done.”

Pakistan’s abortion law and Human Rights Concerns

19 December, 2018

Author’s introduction:Dr Sana Durvesh has been working in Pakistan’s development sector since 2008 and has a wealth of experience in both clinical work and public health programming. A medical doctor by profession, she is currently working as Senior Program Manager at Pakistan’s largest social franchise, Greenstar Social Marketing. She is responsible for Government and International

Special Delivery: Abortion Pills By Mail

25 January, 2018

By: Elisa Wells When my mail carrier handed me the small brown envelope, I’m sure she had no idea she was handing me the means to have a safe, private abortion at home. I had ordered the pills a week and a half earlier off a somewhat sketchy website and, frankly, was wondering if they

How to have an abortion when you’re in Ireland

24 April, 2017

Please notice the information below was kindly compiled by the blog Feminist Ire on April 2017. If you’re looking for updated guidance, please contact our counselors directly at info@safe2choose.org. (A Rough Guide to Ireland – Part 1) So you’re pregnant and you don’t want to be. What next? First things first – commiserations on finding

My Medical Abortion Story

21 March, 2016

When I knew I was pregnant, I also knew I was going to have an abortion. So I booked an appointment at the closest clinic and had to wait until the following week, because there was no space. The date finally arrived, and I had to take two buses and the subway during rush hours

Abortion with Pills

11 February, 2016

Many people believe that abortions are unsafe or that in order to have a safe abortion, it must take place in a healthcare institution. This is false. Having an abortion using pills, also known as a medical abortion, is a safe method that has changed the way women can end a pregnancy. With the right

Abortions performed with Mifepristone result in shorter waiting time, earlier abortions

21 August, 2015

Nearly all abortions in Norway today are performed with the abortion pill Mifepristone. This has resulted in shorter waiting time, earlier abortions, and the possibility to have abortions at home. “It’s a success story,” says Mette Løkeland, who has done research on medical abortion in Norway between 1998 and 2013. In 1998, the waiting time

World´s abortion laws map- 2015

25 February, 2015

Did you know that 74 countries worldwide allow abortion on broad grounds or without restriction? Find out more on this virtual map produced by the Center for Reproductive Rights. You can visually compare the legal status of induced abortion in different countries and regions. http://worldabortionlaws.com/map/