India’s Abortion Laws Don’t Actually Include The Word ‘Abortions’: Reasons & Implications

The National flag of India, a gavel and the scales of justice signifying abortion laws in India.

17 / 09 / 2020

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How You Can Support The Fight For Safe And Legal Abortions

The fight for safe and legal abortions isn’t just for the people who may seek abortions some day.

10 / 09 / 2020

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How To Combat Judgement Against Abortions

There should be no judgment against abortions. Abortions are much more than a medical procedure, they’re our rights and our choices.

03 / 09 / 2020

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Abortion Rates and History of the Abortion Pill in Australia

The demographics, legalities, and nuances of abortion and related procedures vary across the states of Australia.

27 / 08 / 2020

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Abortion Rates and History of the Abortion Pill in the Thailand

Thailand’s history of abortion laws has been regressive and discriminatory, however this has started to change recently, reflecting on abortion rates.

20 / 08 / 2020

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Abortion Rates And History Of The Abortion Pill In Singapore

Singapore is one of the only three Southeast Asian countries that legally allows for abortion upon request by a woman, with the other two countries being Vietnam and Cambodia

13 / 08 / 2020

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Abortion Rates And History Of The Abortion Pill In India

Abortion, in India, was decriminalised in 1971 with the Medical Termination Of Pregnancy (MTP) Act. Considered ahead of its time back then, it now becomes redundant.

06 / 08 / 2020

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Abortion in Myanmar is restricted but that doesn't stop it altogether. This week's Myanmar blog post explores the many reasons why abortions should be considered safe and legal.

24 / 07 / 2020

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The History and Science Behind the Abortion Pill

While abortions in itself go back centuries, the abortion pill remains fairly recent. An abortion with pills, as we know it today, is a common term for medical abortions.

16 / 07 / 2020

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Is The Reproductive Rights Space Inclusive?

The right to safe abortions is a human right. Often the conversation about these rights only pertain to people who identify as women.

09 / 07 / 2020

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Abortion is an act of self care and self love

Self-care is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health. While using abortion pills, self-care becomes all the more important. The good part is that it’s not very difficult.

02 / 07 / 2020

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5 Abortion Myths That Need Some Serious Debunking - 2020 Edition

They are often born out of anti-abortion agendas who deliberately try to spread misinformation. This time, we’re back with 5 abortion myths.

25 / 06 / 2020

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Abortion is Not a Bad Word

From people just starting to explore sexuality, to the ones who regularly indulge in sexual activity - the abortion conversation crosses everyone’s mind.

18 / 06 / 2020

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Abortion‌ ‌Laws‌ ‌And‌ ‌Policies‌ ‌in‌ ‌Nigeria‌

Nigeria is a highly “religious and moral” country that does not allow for the free expression of reproductive rights such as contraception, and abortion.

11 / 06 / 2020

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L’avortement, une approche basée sur les droits humains

Toutes les femme ont le droit à la santé et à l'avortement sans risque. Pour de nombreuses femmes dans le monde, ce droit n'est ni reconnu ni respecté.

04 / 06 / 2020

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COVID-19 and Abortion in Peru

On March 15, 2020, the President declared a nationwide state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and no public communication has talked about COVID-19 and abortion.

28 / 05 / 2020

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Abortion amid lockdown in India

Abortions in India in normal times is equivalent to mounting a hill. In exceptional times like the COVID-19 crisis, the issue of accessing safe abortion is aggravated.

21 / 05 / 2020

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Safe abortion in Mexico

Safe abortion in Mexico is permitted under some circumstances in all states, but just a few women seek an abortion even when they meet the requirements.

14 / 05 / 2020

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How to Access Safe Abortion Services in South Africa

South Africa's abortion laws allows a woman to terminate a pregnancy, for any reason, within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Despite the liberal abortion laws, about 50 percent of abortions conducted annually in South Africa happen outside the licensed facilities.

07 / 05 / 2020

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Abortion Is An Essential Healthcare Service - Here’s Why

The Covid-19 pandemic will be this century’s global health challenge and it is stretching healthcare systems around the world to breaking point. But the truth of the matter is - Abortion is an essential healthcare service.

30 / 04 / 2020

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Plan B and the Abortion Pills: What’s the difference?

Plan B – also known as the morning after pill, the day after pill and the emergency contraceptive pill - is not the same thing as the abortion pills. So, what's the difference between the two pills? Let’s break it down.

23 / 04 / 2020

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Do I need follow-up care after an abortion with pills?

What does a follow-up care post abortion will pills look like? More importantly, is a follow-up even needed during an abortion with pills? For answers to these questions, and more, read our latest blog. Stay informed with HowToUse.

16 / 04 / 2020

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The Risks and Side-effects of abortion pills

What are the risks and side effects of having an abortion with pills? We’re here to help you safely navigate these chasms of misinformation.

02 / 04 / 2020

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Abortion In Ethiopia - A Closer Look

What are the realities of abortion access in Ethiopia and how does it affect the Ethiopian women and people? Today we discuss.

26 / 03 / 2020

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Bleeding During An Abortion With Pills: What’s Normal?

Bleeding is a normal part of an abortion with pills, and it’s important to know what to expect. Today we debrief common questions.

05 / 03 / 2020

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Expanding Access: Abortion With Pills Up To 11 Weeks and have expanded their instructions for an abortion with pills for pregnancies up to 11 weeks.

27 / 02 / 2020

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Is An Abortion With Pills Painful?

When considering an abortion with pills, it is common to worry about pain. Is the abortion process painful? What can I do to manage pain? Today we discuss.

20 / 02 / 2020

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Can My Doctor Tell I Had An Abortion With Pills?

Whether or not your doctor can tell if you had an abortion may depend on some planning and choices. Today, we discuss abortion and privacy.

13 / 02 / 2020

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Who Can Have A Safe Abortion With Pills?

Who can have a safe abortion with pills? Are there certain limitations or risks to take into consideration? In today's blog, we address common concerns.

06 / 02 / 2020

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What Is Abortion?

What is abortion? In today’s piece, we address this fundamental question and share resources for safe abortion access.

30 / 01 / 2020

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Safe Abortion Access For All Who Need It

MSF and HowToUse have created an online training course on how to provide a safe abortion with pills.

23 / 01 / 2020

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Abortion, Abortions, And A Conversation About The Importance Of Language

Abortion and abortions: the distinction is subtle, but our choice of words in abortion care is critical to stigma reduction.

16 / 01 / 2020

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How To Use Mifepristone and Misoprostol For Abortion

Learn how to have a safe abortion with pills using mifepristone and misoprostol. We discuss instructions, expectations, and next steps.

26 / 09 / 2019

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How To Use Misoprostol For Abortion?

Considering an abortion with pills? Learn how to use misoprostol for a safe and effective abortion.

19 / 09 / 2019

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Does An Abortion With Pills Affect Future Fertility?

Does an abortion with pills affect future fertility? If I have an abortion, will I be less likely to get pregnant later? Let’s discuss.

12 / 09 / 2019

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What Can I Eat And Drink During An Abortion With Pills?

When having an abortion with pills, it is important to eat and drink in ways that support your body.

14 / 03 / 2019

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A Guide To Safe Abortion At Home

An abortion at home can be a safe, private, and preferred option for many women. Read our guide to make sure you’re fully informed.

15 / 11 / 2018

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Where To Buy Abortion Pills Safely

Medical abortion is safe, but it can be hard to know where to buy trusted abortion pills. We share our resources.

01 / 11 / 2018

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Early Signs Of Pregnancy And Early Abortion: What To Know

What are early signs of pregnancy? And what if you don’t want to be pregnant? We discuss safe abortion for early pregnancy.

18 / 10 / 2018

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The Do’s And Don’ts Of A Safe Abortion With Pills

Is medical abortion safe? How does it work? Where do I start? We review the top 5 do’s and don’ts of a safe abortion with pills.

19 / 07 / 2018

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A DIY Medical Abortion Care Kit

Preparing a medical abortion care kit ahead of time can help reduce anxiety and increase comfort and confidence.

24 / 05 / 2018

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Abortion In The Philippines: Behind The Country’s High Rates of Maternal Mortality

The Philippines has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world. It also has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality.">

08 / 02 / 2018

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