Hearings to continue despite two charges being dropped against anti-abortion doctor

Hearings to continue despite two charges being dropped against anti-abortion doctor Cape Town – The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) has set aside two of the four charges against anti-abortion doctor Jacques de Vos. The first of the charges that was dropped by HPCSA’s professional conduct committee, chaired by Andrew Swart, was Charge 3. […]

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Cape Town ‘anti-abortion doctor’ pleads not guilty to charges

HPCSA HEARING Cape Town ‘anti-abortion doctor’ pleads not guilty to charges   A doctor at 2 Military Hospital in Wynberg, Cape Town has pleaded not guilty to two charges at a Health Professions Council of SA disciplinary hearing. Jacques De Vos is accused of trying to dissuade a patient from terminating her pregnancy in December 2016 […]

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Resilience or detachment? Coping strategies among termination of pregnancy health care providers in two South African provinces

Resilience or detachment? Coping strategies among termination of pregnancy health care providers in two South African provinces Abstract There is global recognition that competent and willing health care providers remain the most important determinant of safe abortion or termination of pregnancy services. The psychosocial well-being of providers is critical to the provision of responsive termination […]

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We are pleased to invite you to our side event on reproductive justice and abortion to mark the International Day for Safe Abortion

We are pleased to invite you to our side event on reproductive justice and abortion to mark the International Day for Safe Abortion Livestreamed on the SRI Facebook page. Reproductive Justice and Abortion – Side Event Join the conversation using the hashtags #ReproductiveJustice#LetsTalkAbortion#Sept28#MyAbortionMyHealth In collaboration with: The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW), […]

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An analysis of delays among women accessing second-trimester abortion in the public sector in South Africa

An analysis of delays among women accessing second-trimester abortion in the public sector in South Africa Abstract Objectives To identify key delays and associated factors in women’s pathway to second-trimester abortion that could inform strategies to increase earlier presentation. Study design We performed a secondary analysis using data collected from May 2012 to June 2013 as part […]

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It’s time to make good on the promise of the Termination of Pregnancy Act

It’s time to make good on the promise of the Termination of Pregnancy Act  [image]Abortion advertising on a road sign in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town. (Photo: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp) Access to safe abortion services in South Africa is riddled with barriers that leave women to resort to seeking unsafe services with dire health consequences and even death. We […]

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South Africa: Need for national traction on reproductive justice in South Africa following elections

Source: International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion   South Africa: Need for national traction on reproductive justice in South Africa following elections On 7 July 2019 the Weekend Argus reported that the Western Cape Provincial Minister of Health, MEC Nomafrench Mbombo, had authorised the addition of seven new facilities to provide safe, legal termination of pregnancy […]

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#MyBodyMyChoice

#MyBodyMyChoice is a partner-driven social and community media campaign that aims to break the silence and end the stigma around a critical sexual and reproductive health issue: access to safe abortion. This campaign is running from May 28 to September 28 2019. Click on the link below for more information about the campaign and partners. […]

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