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DLC Toolkit
March 13, 2018
The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act has a provision for a District Level Committee that approves a private facility to offer abortion services. The composition, tenure and roles, and responsibilities of the DLC are defined in the MTP Rules. IDF developed this toolkit to provide information for implementing authori...Read More
Policy brief: The POCSO Act and The MTP Act: Key Information for Medical Providers
October 26, 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 and the MTP Act: Key Information for Medical Providers’. This policy brief aims to provide clarity on the provision...Read More
Bringing Women's Health on the CSR Agenda – A stakeholder dialogue by IDF
September 26, 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 women’s health, especially reproductive health issues, into the CSR agenda. This report briefly presents the proceeding...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 6, 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 services which alone avert 1 of every 10 maternal deaths in India. Primarily due to confidentiality concerns, poor women in I...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 6, 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 designed to improve women’s knowledge and usage of safe abortion services, as well as the dose effect of intervention...Read More
New Report: Abortion Laws in India - A Review of Court Cases
February 1, 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 termination of pregnancy.   This report aims to clarify provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, to high...Read More
National Consultation on Comprehensive Abortion Care for Women: A Brief Report
May 3, 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 Delhi. Over 180 national and state government representatives, technical officers, and civil society partners came togethe...Read More
Associations between abortion services and acceptance of postabortion contraception in six Indian states
December 1, 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 may be associated with adverse outcomes. We highlight the prevalence of postabortion contraceptive acceptance among women who...Read More
Ipas Development Foundation Annual Report 2014-2015
November 23, 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 ensuring access to comprehensive abortion care (CAC); we expanded our program interventions and worked closely with the governmen...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 23, 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 shown to improve agency and self-efficacy of young women to make decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health....Read More
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