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

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

Medical management of abortion

World Health Organization’s 2019 guidelines on medical management of abortion:

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Contextualizing medication abortion in seven African nations: A literature review (Updated)

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.

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Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems

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.

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Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception

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.

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