Challenging stigma in the workplace – CTOP services as comprehensive nursing care

Authored by Christy Alves Nascimento (SRJC) and Makwena Cecilia Lamola (MSF) This piece of writing is a collaboration between Médecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) Southern Africa and the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (SRJC). Abortion Provider Appreciation Day (10 March) is one of the most important dates on the sexual and reproductive justice calendar globally. This […]

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Request for sign-on: HRC45 Joint civil society statement on abortion

In support of the upcoming International Safe Abortion Day on 28 September, the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Ipas, the International […]

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Do we need the law to provide for a regular clinical medical procedure such as abortion?

Director of SRJC, Marion Stevens, gives an overview of the state of abortion rights in South Africa, and brings into question whether SA abortion law has any relevance given current practices. Abortion has always been legal in South Africa, which may surprise many people. The colonial government introduced Roman Dutch law which allowed abortions to […]

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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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