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Unsafe abortion
18 Aug 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

COMMENT: The truth about “unsafe” abortion

Maybe the truth’s just too much for people. That’s what I think sometimes, when the pain and anger subsides. There are times when the truth about “unsafe” abortion is too much for me too. Often it keeps me up at night.

Like the time we had to help a terrified young schoolgirl who took a chokorboma to solve her problem. Someone gave it to her because that was the way they did abortions there but she could have had no idea what the reality would be. Made from a glass coke bottle and filled with god only knows what, the chokorboma literally exploded within her, rupturing her insides and burning her inside out. Her body was left unrecognisable.

I have never seen anything like it. It was horrifying. Heart-wrenching. Screaming and...

Maybe the truth’s just too much for people. That’s what I think sometimes, when the pain and anger subsides. There are times when the truth about “unsafe” abortion is too much for me too. Often it keeps me up at night.

COMMENT: The truth about “unsafe” abortion

Unsafe abortion
18 Aug 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

VIDEO: The reality of "unsafe" abortion

Did you know that every year nearly 22 million unsafe abortions take place around the world? That's 22 million times that...

VIDEO: The reality of "unsafe" abortion

South Sudanese woman with baby
08 Aug 2014 | Family planning

Life-saving services in South Sudan

It is estimated that South Sudan has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. So while political unrest continues, our...

Life-saving services in South Sudan

Ethiopia health worker speaks with a client
05 Aug 2014 | Maternal health

Ethiopia: an MDG success story

Ethiopia has made incredible progress over the last 11 years in increasing access to family planning. This has come in tandem with strong progress...

Ethiopia: an MDG success story

Family planning counselling session in Mynamar
30 Jul 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: Six institutional obstacles to advances in family planning

Founders of Marie Stopes International and DKT International reveal what they think are the six institutional...

COMMENT: Six institutional obstacles to advances in family planning

Woman from Ethiopia
10 Mar 2014 | Maternal health

Women's right to health and wellbeing

On International Women's day, Glenys Kinnock delivered a speech to The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on '...

Women's right to health and wellbeing

Counselling on contraception
06 Mar 2014 | Family planning

How can we ensure contraceptive information and services succeed in...

In a guest blog, WHO's Marleen Temmerman, advocates women's reproductive rights...

How can we ensure contraceptive information and services succeed in supporting rights?

Make Women Matter
05 Mar 2014 | Maternal health

Join our call to Make Women Matter

Women around the world are still facing some of the worst discrimination imaginable. From child marriage to female genital mutilation and...

Join our call to Make Women Matter

Women inspiring change
03 Mar 2014 | Family planning

Celebrating women inspiring change for International Women’s Day

In the run up to International Women’s Day, we will be celebrating the extraordinary efforts of 12 women (and...

Celebrating women inspiring change for International Women’s Day

Partnering to limit the harm caused by unsafe abortion
27 Feb 2014 | Post abortion care

Stopping the harm caused by unsafe abortion

Every year 47,000 women die after an unsafe abortion and 8 million more women are left suffering from short term or permanent...

Stopping the harm caused by unsafe abortion

Client receives family planning counselling in Myanmar
26 Feb 2014 | Family planning

A Valentine’s Day to Remember

The team at the Char Mya Thar Si clinic in Myanmar had braced themselves for a busy day. Not only was it a Friday, one of the centre’s most...

A Valentine’s Day to Remember

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