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.
A Media mapping on the coverage of abortion in the media in West Africa (August 2021) – MAMA Network
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.