Category Archives: Stigma, Religion and Social Barriers

Don’t have sex if you have a disability?!

Girls, boys, men, women living with disabilities have sexual desires just like anyone else! But their sexual and reproductive health and rights are often disregarded by society and overlooked by policymakers. It is assumed that they are somehow asexual. Women … Continue reading

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When Abortion Providers are maligned as Abortion Promoters, by Dr. S. P. Choong

As abortion rights activist we are regularly having to explain to people the issues surrounding abortion, usually with quite negative opinions. Recently, an interesting conversation was started over a comment that ABORTION PROVIDERS are ABORTION PROMOTERS. This is a common allegation made … 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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Access to Safe Abortion Services: What can healthcare providers do?

ASAP recently led a meeting for representatives of networks of healthcare professionals in the Asia-Pacific region to explore existing strategies and activities related to advocating for #SafeAbortion access. Two long-term healthcare providers and advocates of safe abortion, discussed the challenges they … Continue reading

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Abortion Care Providers SAVE LIVES!

Establishing a Network of Health Care Professionals Medical and nursing professionals have always been at the forefront of providing care in difficult and dangerous situations and have stepped up on behalf of the vulnerable and marginalized during natural disasters, wars … Continue reading

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