Looking for an abortion clinic in South Africa? Here’s what you need to know

There are many providers in South Africa who purport to provide means to a safe abortion for women. However, many of them offer unsafe measures and it is important that women know the difference between this and what can be found in safe abortion clinics.

By Dineo Mokwena   Once a woman has decided to have an abortion, the process should not be challenging. Unfortunately, because of stigma, restrictive legislation, and limited resources, finding a safe abortion clinic is not an effortless task. It is important to know what to look for when seeking safe abortion services in South Africa,…

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Viable Abortion Methods by Gestational Age |safe2choose|

The difference between a successful and an unsuccessful abortionl age when deciding on which abortion method can make the difference between a successful abortion procedure and an unsuccessful abortion.

By Marie- Simone Often, trimesters and the different gestational ages come up during discussions about pregnancy expectations, but equally important is the conversation surrounding the different trimesters and appropriate abortion methods. The most suitable abortion method for you will depend on the gestational age of your pregnancy and your specific needs, although the accessibility of…

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Abortion in Zimbabwe

Talking more about abortion in Zimbabwe will help educate women, thus allowing them to combat the associated stigma and advocate for access to abortions.

By Marie – Simone. Similar to many countries in the region, and the world, the conversation surrounding abortion in Zimbabwe has often lived beneath the surface. Strict legislation, coupled with cultural beliefs that project the concept of purity onto women, means that when abortion is brought up, it is often in relation to a backstreet…

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Here are 5 Reasons Why We Should Talk About Surgical Abortion Stigma

Here are 5 Reasons Why We Should Talk About Surgical Abortion Stigma

By the safe2choose counseling team “Stigma feeds silence, and silence feeds myths. Myths that misinform, mislead, and further stigmatize. It’s a vicious and harmful circle that we need to break” [1]. Anyone seeking safe abortion counseling and information about medical and surgical abortion can access these services free of charge on safe2choose.org. Our team of…

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Contraceptives Following Abortions

Following your abortion, ask your healthcare professional about the contraceptive options available to you

For safe2choose, in collaboration with Find My Method In collaboration with our sister platform, Find My Method, in the next few months, we will be posting pieces that speak to the intersectionality between abortion and contraceptives. We hope to contextualise access to contraceptives as they pertain to abortion rights, in a bid to highlight the…

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

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

“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…

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Four Things Everyone Should Know About Abortion in Nigeria

Woman walking in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria thinking about having an abortion

Unintended pregnancies are common in Nigeria and a significant number end up in induced abortions. Many women opt for quick, secretive, and mostly, unsafe methods to induce abortion. The Society of Gynecologists and Obstetricians of Nigeria estimates that about 20,000 Nigerian women die from unsafe abortions each year. In 2012, the Guttmacher Institute estimated that…

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We are staying available to support you with your abortion during COVID-19.

We are closely monitoring the situation of coronavirus globally and will keep updating our information and services.

We advise our readers to:

  1. Read our latest blog post on abortion and COVID-19
  2. Follow WHO safety guidelines on COVID-19
  3. Contact our counselors