Policy brief: The POCSO Act and The MTP Act: Key Information for Medical Providers

October 2017

Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) in close collaboration with the Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology (CHELT), Jindal Global Law School developed a policy brief titled, ‘The POCSO Act an....Read More

Bringing Women’s Health on the CSR Agenda – A stakeholder dialogue by IDF

September 2017

Ipas Development Foundation, with technical assistance from PwC India held a stakeholder dialogue in July 2017. The primary objective of the dialogue was to emphasize the importance of including wo....Read More

An exploration of the socio-economic profile of women and costs of receiving abortion services at public health facilities of Madhya Pradesh, India

April 2017

Background: Maternal mortality, which primarily burdens developing countries, reflects the greatest health divide between rich and poor. This is especially pronounced for access to safe abortion se....Read More

Evaluating the relative effectiveness of high-intensity and low-intensity models of behaviour change communication interventions for abortion care-seeking in Bihar and Jharkhand, India: a cross-sectional study

March 2017

This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of a high-intensity model (HIM) and a low-intensity model (LIM) of behaviour change communication interventions in Bihar and Jharkhand states of India ....Read More

New Report: Abortion Laws in India – A Review of Court Cases

February 2017

Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) had partnered with the Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology, Jindal Global Law School on a report on legal judgments and orders relating to medical termina....Read More

National Consultation on Comprehensive Abortion Care for Women: A Brief Report

May 2016

The National Consultation on Comprehensive Abortion Care for Women was convened by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ipas India on 15 and 16 February, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New....Read More

Associations between abortion services and acceptance of postabortion contraception in six Indian states

December 2015

Women having induced abortions or receiving postabortion care are at high risk of subsequent unintended pregnancy, and intervals of less than six months between abortion and subsequent pregnancy ma....Read More

How prepared are young, rural women in India to address their sexual and reproductive health needs? a cross-sectional assessment of youth in Jharkhand

November 2015

Young, rural Indian women lack sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and agency and are at risk of negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes. Youth-focused interventions have been....Read More

Ipas Development Foundation Annual Report 2014-2015

November 2015

In FY15, April 1, 2014 to March 30, 2015, Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) underwent an expansion in our scope, geographically and thematically. Most of our resources continued to go toward ensuri....Read More

Expanding the Provider Base for Abortion Care: Findings and Recommendations from an Assessment of Pre-Service Training Needs and Opportunities in India

September 2015

In 2012, Ipas undertook an assessment in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan to determine the specific needs and gaps in the pre-service education systems for midlevel providers and to identify o....Read More