The portrayal of abortion in the media plays a critical role in public perceptions of this topic and can therefore have a significant public and political impact. News coverage on reproductive health can shape public debate and push for progressive policy agendas. MAMA Network, along with several partners, embarked on a project to explore the coverage of abortion in the media in West Africa.
Media mapping in West Africa
Cartographie dans les médias en Afrique de l’Ouest
World Health Organization’s 2019 guidelines on medical management of abortion:
We conducted a comprehensive literature review on abortion in seven African countries to synthesize and analyze the landscape of abortion-related scientific knowledge, with the aim of informing abortion-access related research and programs in the region.
English : Contextualizing medication abortion in seven African nations A literature review (Updated)
WHO 2012 recommendations about safe abortion care, including latest evidence updates for medical abortion protocols, guidance on how to establish and strengthen services, and, information about legal and human rights aspects of providing safe abortion care.
WHO 2015 recommendations about expanding the roles of health workers, including trained community or lay health workers in the provision of safe abortion care, post-abortion care and post-abortion contraception provision.