In this year’s report, we examine our overall impact in 2012, while taking a closer look at who we need to reach to make sure we achieve our 2020 goal: people living in poverty, young people, those not currently using family planning and those not able to choose the methods that are most appropriate to their needs.
The London Family Planning Summit (FP2020) set the goal of expanding family planning services to 120 million more women by 2020.
More than 80,000 induced abortions take place in Bolivia every year despite legal restrictions that permit abortion only in cases of rape, incest or if the life or health of the mother is at risk.
Through participatory ethnographic research, 15 men and women living in a rural district in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh offered their perspectives and those of their friends on barriers to accessing safe abortion services. A number of women recounted undergoing a prolonged process involving up to four abortion attempts before successfully terminating an unwanted pregnancy.
This case study describes MSI Ethiopia’s programme to task share tubal ligations services to mid-level providers. As a result of the programme, the number of MSIE tubal ligations increased by 122% between January 2009 and April 2012– from 1,623 to 3,600 annually. This case study concludes with recommendations for the strategic task sharing to mid-level providers in further programmes and settings.
This report describes a follow-up of 1,384 tubal ligation, IUD and implant clients from Marie Stopes Uganda outreach clinics. It demonstrates that long-acting and permanent methods of contraception can be provided safely and effectively through outreach services.