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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**New** U of OxHRH J-Abortion, Reproductive Justice and the Possibilities of Reproductive Justice in South African Courts

*Source: Oxford Human Rights Hub **New** U of OxHRH J-Abortion, Reproductive Justice and the Possibilities of Reproductive Justice in South African Courts  Catherine Albertyn, ‘Abortion, Reproductive Rights and the Possibilities of Reproductive Justice in South African Courts’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 88 Abstract Women’s ability to control their reproductive destiny and choose to terminate […]

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CRITICAL STUDIES IN SEXUALITIES AND REPRODUCTION RESEARCH UNIT

Abortion counselling in South Africa: A step-by-step guide for providers

These guidelines were developed by the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction (CSSR) research unit of Rhodes University and the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (SRJC). This step-by-step guide is based on research conducted by the CSSR on current abortion counselling practices in South Africa as well as the academic literature on abortion counselling. The research included recording of sessions, and interviewing healthcare providers and patients about the counselling sessions. A policy brief based on this research may be obtained at the following website. An electronic form of these guidelines may also be downloaded from this site.
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Elect to protect reproductive Justice

  We are calling on the 3 major political parties to support an increase in the sexual and reproductive health budget for 2020 and use their power as members of parliament and the political party leader to lobby for an increase before voting day on 8 May. Why is this important? YOUR CALL TO REPRODUCTIVE […]

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WHO Guidelines Medical management of abortion

Publication by WHO ..”Medical abortion care encompasses the management of various clinical conditions including spontaneous and induced abortion (both viable and non-viable pregnancies), incomplete abortion and intrauterine fetal demise, as well as post-abortion contraception. Medical management of abortion generally involves either a combination regimen of mifepristone and misoprostol or a misoprostol-only regimen. Medical abortion care […]

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