SAFE ABORTION

Each year, 22 million unsafe abortions are estimated to take place. Nearly all unsafe abortions (98%) occur in developing countries.

We believe women everywhere, regardless of where they live, should have access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services – including a range of contraceptive methods and, where legal, access to safe abortion – so they can make informed choices about their reproductive health.

Where the law allows, we offer women a choice of both surgical and medical abortion. In these settings, we work to empower women to make their own decisions and give training to existing healthcare providers on how to counsel women through this process, and on how to provide post-abortion care.

Providing high-quality post-abortion care for women suffering from the consequences of an unsafe abortion or a spontaneous miscarriage is critically important in any setting. Our providers are trained to provide emergency treatment for the injuries caused by these events, along with proving family planning counselling and services to reduce the chances of another unintended pregnancy.

Our goal is to educate and empower women so that every child she has is by choice, not chance. No woman should have her life or health at unnecessary risk and we are here to support women to access safe choices.