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All guest bloggers are experts in the field of reproductive rights invited by ASAP to write for this blog. If you are interested in contributing please write to us at discussions.asap@gmail.com

Male inclusion in sexual and reproductive health initiatives: A training approach to involve more men from conservative Asian societies

Guest Blogger- Sarmad Muhammad Soomar While working in the field of sexual health I used to reflect on a statement learnt in Urdu literature during my college days. It stated that men and women are the two wheels of the life. … Continue reading

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V Day for Valentines as well as Victory over our own Bodies!- by Surabhi Shrivastava

Over the past month or so, my phone has been abuzz, almost every day, with Google alerts about news stories related to abortion. Surprisingly, most have been from mainstream (English language) Indian newspapers, either reporting about the filing of court … Continue reading

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Second trimester abortion in Viet Nam – ban or not ban- By Phan Bich Thuy

For the past 10 years imbalances in sex ratio at birth (SRB) has become a major concern in Vietnam. In order to solve this problem the government has adopted certain policies prohibiting use of technology to diagnose fetal sex thus … Continue reading

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The Future of Abortion Access from a Young Doctor’s Perspective- Audrey Natalia

An unintended pregnancy is a pregnancy that is mistimed, unplanned, or unwanted at the time of conception. If a woman did not want to become pregnant at the time the pregnancy occurred, but want to become pregnant at some point … Continue reading

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“Papaya Workshops”- A reflection from a medical student participant at the Children by Choice Conference 2015

– By Tessa Moody, 6th year medical student, Adelaide University It was an insightful and empowering experience to be involved in the “Papaya Workshop” – a hands-on activity designed to educate medical students and practitioners about manual vacuum aspiration and D&C … Continue reading

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