Promoting Real Options
As part of our commitment to ensuring respect for and fulfillment of women’s sexual and reproductive rights and health, we work closely with our Member Associations to strengthen women’s access to safe abortion services.
In a region with some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, this work is a critical part of reducing deaths and injuries that result from unsafe abortion and in providing women with real options for terminating unwanted pregnancies.
Highlights of this project include:
• Expansion of abortion-related services (including counseling, post-abortion care and provision of legal services where circumstances permit)
• Community outreach and education, including sensitization training for health providers
• Advocacy for safe and legal services
• Better integration of safe abortion services with programming related to young people and gender-based violence.