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Is self-use of medical abortion a viable option? : A systematic review of global evidence with a special focus on India
September 18, 2018
There is limited documentation of successful interventions on the self-administration or self-use of medical abortion outside the formal health system. There is even less published documentation on the role of informal medicine sellers and on interventions that aimed to change pharmacy policies related to pharmacists' ...Read More
Improving Access to Comprehensive Abortion Care in India with Focus on Expanding Provider Base
May 2, 2018
Policy brief : This policy brief has been developed in consultation with experts in India after a careful review of the Indian context and mapping it with the WHO Guidelines on ‘Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception’ released in 2015. The policy brief highlights...Read More
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
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